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RE: SW newbie

From: Leo Sauermann <leo@gnowsis.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 10:21:39 +0100
To: "'sandy lub'" <sandy_lub@yahoo.com>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000801c39ec7$3a10b5c0$0501a8c0@ZION>

Hello,

I am also writing my master right now,


At which university are you ?


If you are interested in acutal research topics, search for Dieter
Fensel, he does hundreds of master's thesis.
somewhere on these sites i found a list of hundreds of Semantic Web
diploma thesis, you have to search
http://www.nextwebgeneration.org/projects.html
http://informatik.uibk.ac.at/informatik/index.html




> 2, what kind of basic knowledge i should have
The most important articles from W3C:
http://www.w3.org/RDF/
http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-primer/
http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-schema/

> 3, where i can get some basic tutorial or journal material from.
see above.

Then download JENA:
http://www.hpl.hp.com/semweb/jena.htm

And, if you have windows,
RDFGateway, Student evaluation (you may mail there)
http://www.intellidimension.com/

Then try to know what RSS is and program a simple tool using Jena and
RDFGateway that does download a RSS stream and shows it on some website
or whatever.

This should be a good tutorial, it will take you at least two days.

> and one specific questions
> what relates Ontology to Semantic Web? what is the relationship
between 
> Ontology and >> Semantic Web.

An ontology is a system to organise things. Like "Trees are plants"
"Frogs are animals" "Dogs are mammals" "Mammals are animals" -> "Dog is
an animal"
etc.

You use ontologies to describe what resources you have in a system and
how they might relate. Then the individual resources are connected to
the ontology, like "Benno is a dog".

For example,
FOAF is an ontology:
http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/
http://www.foaf-project.org/


greetings
Leo Sauermann
www.gnowsis.com
Received on Thursday, 30 October 2003 04:17:35 GMT

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