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Re: ANN: Semantic University - for learning the Semantic Web (now easier to use)

From: Lee Feigenbaum <lee@thefigtrees.net>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2012 10:20:09 -0400
Message-ID: <50758419.3050104@thefigtrees.net>
To: Phillip Lord <phillip.lord@newcastle.ac.uk>
CC: public-semweb-lifesci hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Hi Phil,

Thanks for the feedback. We didn't pursue an RSS feed for the site 
because it's intended to be relatively timeless educational content, 
rather than dated material. That said, I can look into adding one.

Can you help me understand the use cases for using some of the other 
approaches you mention and what would be involved? I didn't really have 
any compelling use cases in mind off the top of my head to mark up these 


On 10/10/2012 7:20 AM, Phillip Lord wrote:
> This is an interesting set of pages.
> One thing that confuses me about this web site is that, as far as I can
> see, it apperas to use no semantic web technology; certainly trying to
> mine the web pages shows no metadata describing what the document is
> about. We tried searching for OGP, various forms of metatags, prism,
> COINs and so on, using our Greycite (http://greycite.knowledgeblog.org)
> tool, and found nothing. We've tried visual inspection as well -- not
> easy as all the HTML is on one line -- and again can see nothing. Tried
> content negotiation for RDF, but this returns HTML. Even the normally
> reliable RSS feed fails because there isn't one.
> Phil
> Lee Feigenbaum <lee@thefigtrees.net> writes:
>> Hi everyone,
>> Many of you may already have come across Semantic University
>> <http://www.cambridgesemantics.com/semantic-university>, but I'd like to
>> announce it to this community.
>> Semantic University is a free, online resource for learning Semantic Web
>> technologies. We've gotten some great feedback over the past few months, and
>> we feel that it's one of the most accessible ways for both technical and
>> non-technical people to start learning about semantics and the Semantic Web.
>> For those of you who have seen Semantic University before, we've re-organized
>> the content into general Semantic Web Landscape content and into specific
>> technical tracks oriented around RDF, OWL/RDFS, SPARQL, and Semantic Web
>> Design Patterns. I hope you'll check it out as we think it's now much easier
>> to use to learn about the Semantic Web.
>> Semantic University currently includes over 30 lessons, and we're continually
>> preparing new content. We're also looking for additional writers to contribute
>> new lessons, so please contact me if you'd be interested. I'd especially like
>> to start including content specific to particular verticals, and HCLS would be
>> a great starting place. Please let me know if you'd be interested in
>> contributing!
>> Current lessons include:
>>   * An Introduction to the Semantic Web
>>     <https://www.cambridgesemantics.com/semantic-university/introduction-to-the-semantic-web>
>>   * Semantic Web Misconceptions
>>     <https://www.cambridgesemantics.com/semantic-university/semantic-web-misconceptions>
>>   * Semantic Web vs. Semantic Technologies
>>     <https://www.cambridgesemantics.com/semantic-university/semantic-web-vs-semantic-technologies>
>>   * RDF 101 <https://www.cambridgesemantics.com/semantic-university/rdf-101>
>>   * SPARQL Nuts and Bolts
>>     <https://www.cambridgesemantics.com/semantic-university/sparql-nuts-and-bolts>
>> ...and many more.
>> Please enjoy & we welcome all feedback & suggestions.
>> best,
>> Lee
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