Semantic Web
A special version of Enterprise Integration course (CSCI 8350) for Fall 2003
LSDIS Lab, Computer Science, University of Georgia
A follow on course CSCI 8351 will be taught in Spring 2003.
Current version of this course: Fall 2005
Earlier courses on related topics: Semantic Web (Fall 2004), Semantic Web (Spring 2002), Semantic Enterprise (Fall 2002), Global Information Systems (Spring 2003)

Professor: Amit Sheth

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Some say Semantic Web will be bigger than WWW.  Some consider it to be the next generation of the Web. So what is all the excitement about? What is Semantic Web? Will semantics change the Web forever? Why and how? What are the underpinnings of Semantic Technology? How can Semantic Technology revolutionize how we use web to find and organize information, or conduct business? How can semantics enable next generation data and application interoperability and integration? Will it? What can you get by empowering Web services with semantics? What are Semantic Web Processes? What are research challenges? Are businesses taking notice of it? Will semantics bring new generation of Content Management, will it revolutionize text analytics or content analytics?

Semantic Web is turning out to be a multidisciplinary field. Consequently, this is an advanced course involving topics in Internet/WWW, Database Management, Information Systems, Information Retrieval and Artificial Intelligence.

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