Protégé Tutorial Schedule
What follows is a detailed schedule of the two-day Protégé Tutorial to be held in the University at Buffalo on August 11-12, 2012.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
- Example OWL File
- 8:30-9:00am Registration
- Video of Morning Session
- For videos of later sessions please write to email@example.com
- 9:00-9:30am Introduction to Ontology (Barry Smith)
- 9:30-10:30am Introduction to RDF and RDFS (Ron Rudnicki)
- 10:30-10:45am Break
- 10:45-12:30pm Introduction to OWL (RR)
- 12:30-1:30pm Lunch
- 1:30-3:00pm Developing an Ontology in Protégé OWL - Classes and Properties (RR)
- 3:00-3:15pm Break
- 3:15-5:00pm Developing an Ontology in Protégé OWL - Axioms and Restrictions (RR)
Sunday, August 12, 2012
- 9:00-10:00am Protégé Tips and Plugins (RR)
- 10:00-10:30am SPARQL Query Language for RDF (RR)
- 10:30-10:45am Break
- 10:45-12:15pm SPARQL Query Language for RDF (RR)
- 12:15-1:15pm Lunch
- 1:15-2:45pm Other OWL Editors - TopBraid Composer (RR)
- 2:45-3:00pm Break
- 3:00-5:00pm Examples of ontology resources and how you can use them (see Scratchpad
The tutorial is designed for participants having little to no experience in creating ontologies using computers. The goal is to provide a sufficiently broad covering of OWL, Protégé, and other semantic web technologies so that participants can be immediately productive and have an understanding of the range of technologies that they build upon to support their own projects.
Day 1 will begin with an introduction to the theory and best practices of ontology development delivered by Barry Smith. Following this introduction will be a survey of the Web Ontology Language (OWL) that can be used to express the content of an ontology. The remainder of the day will turn to the more practical matter of using Protégé to write an ontology in OWL, including how to import terms from other ontologies using the MIREOT method. An example ontology will be created in this section of the course and participants will have the opportunity to acquire hands-on experience in the use of Protégé.
Day 2 will demonstrate how to enhance the capabilities of the standard version of Protégé with plugins, including the use of OWL-reasoners and the SPARQL Query Language for RDF to expand and explore ontologies. The course will conclude with a comparison of Protégé with the Free Edition of TopBraid Composer ™ and a brief overview of common problems arising from the use of OWL to express an ontology.
It will familiarize participants with:
- the use of the Protégé-OWL editor to create and maintain ontologies
- enhancing Protégé with plugins
- OWL reasoning and the use of the query language SPARQL
During the hands-on portion of the course, participants will learn how to navigate the latest version of the Protégé tool set, which supports the full OWL 2 standard.
- A short but useful introductory tutorial on Protege-OWL can be found at Getting Started with Protege 4.
- A more comprehensive treatment is provided in Matthew Horridge's Protege-OWL Tutorial.
- Barry Smith's Ontology Page, including links to audio and video presentations, and a page containing introductory material on ontology.