Advanced Semantic Technologies 2011 Week 1

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Week 1 - January 25, 2011: Introduction to Advanced Semantic Technologies

  • Introduction: Course Overview
  • Week 1 Slides
  • Week 1 Notes
  • Homework Materials:
  • Writing Assignment
    • Use the template on the web site to include the content as requested in the section "Instructions for written material" below
  • Presentation Assignment
    • Prepare a title and slides for a research proposal of your choice: Introduction, Research Question, Approach, Research Plan, Timeline and Tasks. Plan to present for 10 minutes.
  • Reading Assignment
    • Read Chapters 1-4 of The Craft Of Research by Wayne Booth, Gregory Colomb, and Joseph Williams (second edition).
  • Instructions for written material

  • 1-2 pages
  • Use template provided
  • Include a clear statement of a research interest/ topic
  • Include a few sentences on why this research is important, or its application
  • Include 3-5 keywords or phrases classifying the topic and if an index set or controlled vocabulary was used
  • Indicate what this research builds upon
  • Indicate (cite) related, or pre-cursor work
  • Present or discuss (short paragraph) some current (or proposed) work on the topic
  • References are to be given in a citation format (i.e. indicating source)
  • Note: assignment has no grade associated with it but is required