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Hasso Plattner Insitiute in Potsdam, Germany recently launched openHPI, a worldwide social learning network that offers free courses on Information and Communications Technology. Register for free on openHPI and get access to the entire educational series. When you successfully complete a course, you receive a certificate from the Hasso Plattner Institute.

Sign up for this terrific program. The next course, Semantic Web Technologies, kicks-off on February 4 and runs for 6 weeks. The course is held in English, and there is no charge for participation. Learn cutting-edge stuff for free!

Course Content:

  • Limits of today’s WWW and the vision of the Semantic Web
  • Basic architecture of the Semantic Web including
    • URI, RDF, RDFS, SPARQL, RDFa, Microdata and Triple Stores
  • Knowledge representation and logics
    • Ontologies, Reasoning with propositional logic and first order logic, Fundamentals of description logics, and the Web Ontology Language (OWL)
  • Applications in the Web of Data
    • Ontological Engineering, Knowledge Discovery, Linked Data, Semantic Search

Course Requirements:

  • a basic knowledge of the foundations of logic, i.e. propositional logic, and first order logic
  • a basic understanding of web technologies, such as URL, http, HTML, XML, and XSLT
  • a basic knowledge of database technology, esp. relational databases and SQL query language

Want to learn more about openHPI and the future of education? Read the interview with Dr. Christoph Meinel, CEO of Hasso Plattner Institute by Alex Zhu and John Mayerhofer.

Sign up now for OpenHPI and register for Semantic Web Technologies. Course begins on February 4 2013

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  1. Jarmo Tuominen

    Is SAP using semantic web technologies somehow? If I gave a presentation about how SAP is using semantic web technologies, what should I tell to my audience? Is anyone able to provide a good resource for this kind of presentation? Thanks in advance for your help!

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