Undergraduate Course: Multi-agent Semantic Web Systems (Level 10) (INFR10019)
|School||School of Informatics
||College||College of Science and Engineering
||Availability||Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
|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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|Prohibited Combinations|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
Multi-agent Semantic Web Systems (Level 11) (INFR11030)
||Other requirements|| Successful completion of Year 3 of an Informatics Single or Combined Honours Degree, or equivalent by permission of the School. Students should have a basic familiarity with the syntax and semantics of first order logic.
|Additional Costs|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?||Yes
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
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.
|Written Examination 70|
Assessed Assignments 30
Oral Presentations 0
Exercises and reports.
If delivered in semester 1, this course will have an option for semester 1 only visiting undergraduate students, providing assessment prior to the end of the calendar year.
* 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 Mary Cryan
Tel: (0131 6)50 5153
|Course secretary||Miss Kate Farrow
Tel: (0131 6)50 2706