Introduction to Implementing Ontologies in the Web Ontology Language (OWL) course
|Starts:||10:00 2 Dec 2013|
|Ends:||15:00 3 Dec 2013|
|What is it:||Short course|
|Organiser:||Institute of Population Health|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Alumni, Current University students, University staff|
|Speaker:||Prof. Robert Stevens, Dr Georgina Moulton|
Host: Institute of Population Health
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 (Protege4.3). It is based on Manchester's well-known "Pizza tutorial" (see http://owl.cs.manchester.ac.uk/tutorials/protegeowltutorial/).
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 ontology;
- gain experience in the Protégé 4 ontology building environment;
- gain insight into how OWL can play a role in semantic metadata.
Prof. Robert Stevens, is a Professor in BioHealth Informatics in the Bio and Health Informatics Group 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.
Georgina is an Education and Development Fellow with over 7 years experience delivering education and development programmes in the bio-and health informatics sectors and focuses on the comprehension and use of ontologies. During her time at the University of Manchester, she has developed a portfolio of courses and set up the first Masters in BioHealth Informatics. Her most recent work involves developing a NW public health development 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to November 25th 2013.
Payment options will be returned to you following reservation. For further information please visit the website at: http://owl.cs.manchester.ac.uk/
Prof. Robert Stevens
Role: Professor in BioHealth Informatics
Organisation: School of Computer Science
Dr Georgina Moulton
Role: Bio-Health Informatics Education and Development Fellow
Organisation: School of Human and Medical Sciences – Health e-Research Centre (HeRC)
Travel and Contact Information
Atlas 1 Training Suite