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**TUTORIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Introduction to Implementing Ontologies in the Web Ontology Language (OWL)**

From: Georgina Moulton <georgina.moulton@manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 10:21:46 +0100
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Introduction to Implementing Ontologies in the Web Ontology Language (OWL)


BioHealth Informatics group at the University of Manchester are pleased to invite you to participate in their internationally renowned OWL Ontology tutorials. 


It is to be hosted at the University of Manchester on 8 and 9 November 2011.



This two-day introductory 'hands-on' workshop aims to provide attendees with both the theoretical foundations and practical experience to begin building OWL ontologies using the latest version of the Protégé-OWL tools (Protege4).  It is based on Manchester's well-known "Pizza tutorial" (see http://www.co-ode.org). 


This tutorial will cover the main conceptual parts of OWL through the hands-on building of an ontology of pizzas and their ingredients. A series of practical exercises take attendees through the process of conceptualizing the toppings found on a pizza; the entry of this classification into the Protégé environment; the description of many types of pizza. All this is set in the context of using automatic reasoning to check the consistency of the growing ontology and to use the reasoner to make queries about pizzas. 


Since 2003 this tutorial, in various forms, has been given over 30 times and been attended by hundreds of budding ontologists.



The aims of this tutorial are to:

- understand the use of ontologies

- understand statements written in OWL;

- understand the role of automatic reasoning in ontology building;

- build an ontology and use a reasoner to draw inferences based on that ontology;

- gain experience in the Protégé 4 ontology building environment;

- gain insight into how OWL can play a role in semantic metadata.



Dr. Robert Stevens, is a Reader in BioHealth Informatics in the Bio and Health Informatics Group <http://www.cs.manchester.ac.uk/bhig>  at the University of Manchester.  His main areas of research interests include: (1) the development and use of ontologies <http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/~stevensr/menupages/research.php#ontology>  to describe biology and to make knowledge about molecular biology computationally useful; (2) communal building of ontologies -- enabling domain experts to use the power of formal, expressive languages, such as the Web Ontology Language (OWL); and (3) semantic description of content through ontologies in e-Science research.

Dr. Sebastian Brandt is Research Fellow based in the BioHealth Informatics Group in the School of Computer Science.  Currently Sebastian is working on a number of different projects including and industrial collaboration project with Siemens Health Services USA and the EU- Network of Excellence on Semantic Interoperability and Data Mining in Biomedicine.

Dr. Georgina Moulton is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the Northwest Institute of BioHealth Informatics (NIBHI). She develops and presents Continued Professional Development courses to national and international researchers from a range of disciplines.  Georgina has a background in Bioinformatics and Biochemistry.


Number of Places and Cost

In total there are 17 places.  The cost of the course is £350 per day.


Registration and Further Information

To register and for further information please visit the website at: http://www.nweh.org.uk/ViewCourses.aspx <http://www.nweh.org.uk/ViewCourses.aspx> 
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