Semantic Technology Training from Ontotext

Ontotext offers a number of semantic technology training courses and workshops to help improve expertise in both semantic technology and Ontotext products. Training is available as one-on-one tutorials or in a group setting depending on your needs and requirements.  Course content ranges from introductory semantic technology training, designed to educate those new to the concept, to advanced courses and enterprise level configuration instruction.

Our standard curriculum courses provide instruction in broadly applicable semantic technology concepts. Additionally, several of our courses can be customized to meet the unique needs of your organization. With customized courses we design the training to utilize data that you provide, so your staff are learning to solve the unique challenges faced by your organization.

Title Description Intended Audience Duration (days) Custom Option
Introduction to the Semantic Web Jargon Busts the terminology of the semantic web. Explains, in non-technical terms, basic concepts of the semantic web. Provides examples of how organizations are using semantic technology. Any company stakeholder, especially product managers and directors. 1/2
RDF and Ontologies Provides a technical introduction to the basics of RDF, ontology creation and inferencing. Development and Operational staff. 1 1
SPARQL Query Language A very hands-on course that helps attendees understand and navigate the intricacies of SPARQL query language. Development and Operational staff. 1 1
Programming with RDF and SPARQL Learn the OpenRDF API – Java (model API, RIO, querying, repositories) Development and Operational staff. 1 1
Enterprise Architecture I Best Practices for resilient architectures. Includes installation and configuration from experienced engineers who understand the unique challenges of semantics in an enterprise environment. Development and Operational staff.
Enterprise Architecture II A continuation of EA I that explains in depth semantics in an enterprise environment from an operational view. Includes topics on administration and backup. Development and Operational staff. 1/2
Data Management Focuses on how to import/export data into the triplestore as well as how best to deal with deltas in RDF. Development and Operational staff. 1/2 1
Explains how to optimize search performance with full text searching, Lucene4 and ElasticSearch plugins. Development and Operational staff. 1/2 1
Tools Explains some of the most popular 3rd party tools such as Sesame and Ontotext’s own workbench. Development and Operational staff. 1/2

Semantic Technology Training Courses Offered

Semantic Technology Training

Sample Curriculum: SPARQL Query Language

10:00am – 11:00am Session 1 – RDF – storage, formats, named graphs

The Resource Description Framework (RDF) uses a variety of syntax notations and data serialization formats, this session explains the differences, benefits, and disadvantages with different usage scenarios.

11:00am – 12:30pm Session 2 – SPARQL 1.1 queries 1 – SELECT, namespaces, filters, functions, restriction, aggregates.

SPARQL is a query language used to retrieve and manipulate data stored in Resource Description Framework databases. This module will give you interactive, real world examples of simple querying of RDF data.

1:00pm – 2:00pm LUNCH


2:00pm – 3:00pm Session 3 – SPARQL 1.1 queries 2 – ASK, CONSTRUCT

This session will cover the CONSTRUCT query which returns a single RDF graph according to a specified template and the ASK form to test whether or not a query pattern has a solution.

3:00pm – 4:30pm Session 4 – SPARQL 1.1 updates

This session will cover update operations, which are performed on a collection of graphs in the store.

4:30pm – 5:00pm Session 5 – Q&A

This session will be an opportunity for the attendees to ask questions or go over specific issues they are having with SPARQL.

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