Professional course

Linked, Open Data

About this course

Course code:
Z41000096
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Computer Science and Creative Technologies
Campus:
Frenchay
Duration:
Twelve two hour sessions scheduled over a period of 12 weeks
Delivery:
Part-time
Course director:
Dr Steve Battle

Page last updated 19 September 2017

Introduction

The creation of structured, semantically rich datasets is an important step towards better reuse and recombination of data from diverse sources. In addition to best practice in the creation of linked data, this module will introduce you to the tools and methods for querying linked data and for representing rich ontologies that help define data-rich domains. The module will look particularly at consumption and processing of data produced by networked sensors making up the Internet of Things. 

Entry requirements

Participants are expected to have a first degree at 2.2 level or above (or equivalent,) or alternatively have industrial experience. We strongly recommend that you speak to the course tutor prior to the course if you are unsure about your suitability to complete the assessment.

Careers / Further study

This module can be taken as a stand alone module, or used to build up credit towards a named postgraduate qualification (PG Certificate, PG Diploma or Masters) within our Information Management and Information Technology Awards.

Structure

Content

This module will cover the following topic areas:

  • Introduction: The open data movement, the role of linked data, origins.
  • Ontology: Ontology as a shared model of objects, their properties and relationships in a domain, OWL (Web Ontology Language), description logic, meta-models, re-use, relationship to vocabulary, taxonomy.
  • Semantic models: Metadata, URIs and URLs as the foundation of the semantic web, RDF (Resource Description Framework), creating a dataset based on the domain ontology, RDF serializations including Turtle, named graphs.
  • Querying Semantic Data: The SPARQL query language (SPARQL Protocol and RDF Query Language, pronounced "sparkle"), SPARQL endpoints.
  • Publishing Linked Data: Publishing models on the web, Open Linked Data, Enterprise Linked Data.
  • Consuming and Visualizing linked data: Web-based Javascript clients, JSON-LD, D3 visualization.
  • Internet of Things: Consuming and visualizing IoT sensor node data.
  • Open or Closed? Understanding the challenges of open versus closed data on the Internet of Things.

Learning and Teaching

Scheduled learning includes lectures, tutorials, demonstration, practical classes (24 hours)

Independent learningincludes hours engaged with essential and further reading, assignment preparation and completion. (130 hours.)

Assessment

Assessment will be through a coursework/practical project and a written exam.

For more details, see our full glossary of assessment terms.

Features

Study facilities

The University has excellent facilities, accessible to all students, as required; however, it is expected that much of the work will be carried within the work environment.

Find out more about the facilities and resources UWE has to offer.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

£583 for UK and EU students

£1,042 for International participants

Course dates

January 2018 cohort: This module will run week commencing 22 January - 23 April 2018, day and time to be confirmed in September 2017. Please book via the online form below to secure your place. Bookings may be cancelled once the module timetable has been released.

Location

UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY

How to find UWE Bristol

How to apply

How to apply

For the January 2018 cohort, please complete the January 2018 cohort booking form.

You can take this CPD module as a stand-alone module or as part of our postgraduate (Masters level) programme on a flexible study basis.

As this module carries university accreditation, once you have submitted your booking form, you will be required to provide the following supporting information to the administration team for the module tutor to be able to review and formally accept your application as required by the university.

An up-to-date copy of your Curriculum Vitae (including a work or academic reference)

A brief personal statement to support your application

A copy of your highest qualification certificate and transcript of modules studied

A copy of photographic proof of ID (i.e. driver's licence/passport). For non UK students, this must be a copy of your passport

If English is not your country's first language, you will be required to provide evidence to show you meet the UK Border Agency and the University's minimum English Language requirements. Further details are available on our English Language Requirements webpage regarding required levels for study

On acceptance onto the module, you will be registered onto our student system to give you access to university resources, including the library and your module BlackBoard site where course materials and pre-reading/work will be posted.

For all enquiries, please complete our online enquiry form or contact us on the number below.

For further information

  • Email: For all queries, please complete the on-line enquiry form above.
  • Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 87265

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