Postgraduate Course: Multi-agent Semantic Web Systems (Level 11) (INFR11030)
|School||School of Informatics
||College||College of Science and Engineering
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area||Informatics
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||The aim of the course is to give students an understanding of the theory and practice of large-scale, knowledge-based systems operating in an open, distributed environment. The primary intended examples of such systems are the Semantic Web; the semantic layer of grid based systems; and the coordination aspects of open multi-agent systems.
This course is identical to the level 10 version except for the assessed coursework and additional learning outcome.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|Prohibited Combinations|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
Multi-agent Semantic Web Systems (Level 10) (INFR10019)
||Other requirements|| For Informatics PG and final year MInf students only, or by special permission of the School. Students should have a basic familiarity with the syntax and semantics of first order logic.
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||WebCT enabled: No
|No Classes have been defined for this Course|
||Week 1, Monday, 12:10 - 13:00, Zone: Central. George Sq 07 F21 |
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|1 - Show an understanding of the basic principles of different theoretical models of distributed knowledge-based systems, and assess their applicability to specific knowledge-sharing tasks.
2 - Describe the motivations for, and effectiveness of, inference techniques in the implementation of distributed knowledge-based systems.
3 - Critically assess the adequacy of relevant standards (WSDL, RDF, OWL, etc) as a basis for building practical systems.
4 - Demonstrate an understanding of how the architecture and design of distributed knowledge-based systems interacts with wider social and technological developments.
5 - Critically evaluate research literature in a topic area covered in the course.
|Written Examination 70|
Assessed Assignments 30
Oral Presentations 0
Exercises and reports. The assignments of the level 11 version of this course require students undertake a literature survey of an area relevant to the course topics.
* History of the Semantic Web and Multi-agent systems
* Theory of knowledge sharing
* Semantic Web and Multi-agent systems
* Theory: ontology specification, service specification and coordination specification
* Practice: using languages for service metadata and service description
* Reasoning with ontologies for the Semantic Web
* Service composition
* Service brokering
* Building example ontologies for agent communication
* Building Semantic Web sites
* Coordinating complex services
Relevant QAA Computing Curriculum Sections: Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Information Systems Technologies
||# Dean Allemang and Jim Hendler, Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist, Morgan Kaufman 2008
# Thomas B. Passin, Explorer's Guide to the Semantic Web, Manning 2004.
# Michael Wooldridge, An Introduction to MultiAgent Systems, Wiley 2nd Edition, 2009
Timetabled Laboratories 0
Non-timetabled assessed assignments 30
Private Study/Other 50
|Course organiser||Dr Michael Rovatsos
Tel: (0131 6)51 3263
|Course secretary||Miss Kate Weston
Tel: (0131 6)50 2701
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