Find me (or create me) a crash course in Semantic Web...
October 7, 2011 8:55 AM Subscribe
Can you find me an online (?) course giving me the essentials of the following alphabet soup of Semantic Web related... things? XML, XHTML, CSS, RDF, OWL, JSON, SPARQL, one of JAVA, Perl, Python etc...
posted by KMH to computers & internet (8 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I'm trying to find some sort of curriculum I can follow, preferably online, with some worked examples / projects / interactive tutorials, that will give me a grasp of the essential nuts and bolt of XML, XHTML, CSS, RDF, OWL, JSON, SPARQL, one of JAVA, Perl, Python etc...
Yes, I'm aware that these are all different kinds of things (apart from having impressive-sounding acronyms/odd names).
I'm trying to get a solid grounding in the important technologies in my (fairly obscure) field without actually taking a full-time masters course. OPen to the idea of doing *some* sort of formal course though, ideally free but could be a few hundred GBP if it leads to formal accreditation.
Timescale is about a year, with a couple of hours per week to invest, maybe 1 or 2 online, 1 or 2 offline per week.
Other salient facts: I learn quickly and get frustrated if I don't get beyond the basics fast, but learn much better through guided practice; very task-oriented.
Also: passed a basic practical course in mathematical applications of C++, and programmed e.g. binary-to-hex converters in some obscure development environment or other without any major difficulties about 10 years ago and guessing it hasn't got any harder.
Not wedded to the exact list either - if there are other cool things I should (could quickly) learn happy to hear them!