CmpE 58H Sp.Tp. Social Semantic Web  2015 Fall


Course Schedule: 

ThThTh 234

Course Program: 


This course covers the intersection of Social Web and Semantic Web. It is a research area that is very active, which we will be paying attention to during our investigations.

Social Web relates to all aspects of the Web that involve social contribution. Issues such as identity, trust, participation, cheating, presence all fall in this domain.

Semantic Web is about semantically representing domains of knowledge in an formal and explicit manner. We will particularly focus on the use and development of models related to social web.

Leading edge work and research going on in this domain in W3C will also explored.

The reading list will be provided in the first session of this course.  (The topics focus on social web, social network characteristics, social network analysis, semantic web, vocabularies for individuals, communities, social interaction)

Reference Material

The Social Semantic Web, John G. Breslin · Alexandre Passant · Stefan Decker, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg (2009). An electronic version of this book available through our library.

There will be a reading list, where articles will be read and discussed each week.

Weekly activities

  • Reading and discussing articles
  • Examining semantic web data and applications
  • Writing and following each others blogs
  • Discussion of currently relevant material that is evolving in this area.

Semester Project: There will be a semester group project


In class and online participation %40
Project %40
Exam %20

Important Notes

Participation means active participation. Everyone is expected to participate during class, where the reading assignments are discussed.

The rich interaction -- in person and online -- makes for a lively and active engagment.

Contact us

Department of Computer Engineering, Boğaziçi University,
34342 Bebek, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Phone: +90 212 359 45 23/24
  • Fax: +90 212 2872461

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