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Introduction to Ontologies in OWL Tutorial 02/03 December 2013.

From: Robert Stevens <robert.stevens@manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 19:48:04 +0100
Message-ID: <526576E4.1030203@manchester.ac.uk>
To: semantic-web@w3.org, Kieran O'Malley <kieran.omalley@manchester.ac.uk>

Introduction to Implementing Ontologies in the Web Ontology Language (OWL)

the 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 02 and 03 December 

This two-day introductory ‘hands-on’ workshop aims to provide attendees 
with both the theoretical foundations and practical experience to begin 
OWL ontologies using the latest version of the Protégé-OWL tools 
(Protege4.3). It is based on Manchester's well-known "Pizza tutorial" (see

This tutorial will cover the main conceptual parts of the Web Ontology 
Language (OWL) through the hands-on building of an ontology focusing on 
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 
- gain experience in the Protégé 4 ontology building environment;
- gain insight into how OWL can play a role in semantic metadata.

ProfessorRobert Stevens, is a professor of computer science at the 
University of Manchester. His main areas of research interests include: 
(1) the development and use of ontologies 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. Georgina Moulton is an Education and Development Fellow with over 7 
years experience delivering education and development programmes in the 
health informatics sectors and focuses on the comprehension and use of 
ontologies. During her time at the University of Manchester, she has 
a portfolio of courses and set up the first Masters in BioHealth 
Informatics. Her most recent work involves developing a NW public health 
programme centred around an e-Lab.

Number of Places and Cost
In total there are 15 places. The cost of the course is £250 per day.

Registration and Further Information
To register, please email Kieran O'Malley 
(kieran.omalley@manchester.ac.uk) prior to November 25 2013. Payment 
options will be returned to you following
reservation. For further information please visit the website at:

Professor Robert Stevens
Bio-health Informatics Group
School of Computer Science
University of Manchester
Oxford Road
United Kingdom
M13 9PL

Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 6251
Blog: http://robertdavidstevens.wordpress.com
Web: http://staff.cs.manchester.ac.uk/~stevensr/
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