Lecture: Semantic Web

Former name of the lecture: Anwendungssysteme im E-Business - Semantic Web-basierter E-Commerce

Prof. Dr. Martin Hepp, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany, WT 2013

General Information

  • Tutorial:


  • Date and time are yet to be determined.
  • Please be prepared to answer both
    • theoretical / background questions on the basic aspects, relevance, dependencies of the various topics and
    • precise technical questions on the function of componentes of the Web and the Semantic Web and the core (!) syntax of the most important languages, like Turtle, RDFa, Microdata, and SPARQL.
  • Comprehensive modeling or code examples will not be covered in the exam, but you must have firmly understood the basics.
  • Additional materials (computers, smartphones, books, hand-outs and any other documents) are not required and thus also not allowed during the exam.
  • The exam will be a traditional,paper-based exam (no online or computer-based parts).


Books and Papers


Access to the slides requires a username & password, as given in class.

  • Unit 1: Introduction
  • Unit 2: The Resource Description Framework (RDF)
  • Unit 3: RDF Syntaxes in Action (no slides available, see video)
  • Unit 4: Resources and their Identification on the World Wide Web
  • Unit 5: Publishing RDF Data on the Web: RDF Files, RDFa and Microdata, and SPARQL Endpoints
  • Unit 6: Consuming and Publishing RDF Data
  • Unit 7: Global Schemas for a Web of Data: What Makes For A Good Ontology?
  • Unit 8: Semantic Web-based E-Commerce (I)
  • Unit 9: Semantic Web-based E-Commerce (II)
  • Unit 10: Exercises - No slides available
  • Unit 11: Exam Review (no extra slides)

Video Recordings

Access to the videos requires a username & password, as given in class.


Tutor: Bene Rodriguez

This section will contain materials for the tutorial complementing the lecture.

  • 2013.01.16 - Tutorial 1: Exercise Sheet PDF - Spezifität, Auffindbarkeit und das Web of Linked Data'''
  • 2013.01.23 - Tutorial 2: Exercise Sheet PDF - Resource Description Framework'''
    • Question 5. What is meant by a Literal?
      • XML Schema Part 2: Datatypes.
    • Question 13. Why use different URIs for Non-Information Resources and Information Resources? Give an example? What happens if you do not consider the difference?
  • 2013.02.05 - Tutorial 3: Exercise Sheet PDF - Resources and their Identification in the World Wide Web'''
  • 2013.02.27 - Tutorial 4: Exercise Sheet PDF - GoodRelations: the Ontology for E-Commerce in the Web of Data'''

Additional tutorial materials will appear here in due time based on the previous edition of the class.

See Section Tutorial of previous edition of the class.