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[Computational-biology] TUTORIAL ANNOUNCEMENT**Advanced Family History Tutorial - 19/20 June 2012, University of Manchester**

Georgina Moulton via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by georgina.moulton from manchester.ac.uk)
Tue May 15 09:31:25 EST 2012

Manchester Family History Advanced OWL Tutorial

Dates: 19/20 June 2012

Time: 10am 19th June - 1pm 20th June

Location: Training Suite, Roscoe Building, University of Manchester 


The Bio-Health Informatics Group at The University of Manchester invites you to participate in a newly developed OWL Ontology that covers more advanced language concepts for OWL.


The overall goal for this tutorial is to introduce more advanced language concepts for OWL and new features from OWL2. This new tutorial builds on the world-famous Manchester Pizza Tutorial, by exploring OWL concepts in greater depth, concentrating on properties, property hierarchies, property features and individuals. The topic of family history is used to take the tutee through various modelling issues and, in doing so, using many features of OWL 2 to build a Family History Knowledgebase (FHKB). The exercises involving the FHKB are designed to maximise inference about family history through use of an automated reasoner on an OWL knowledgebase (KB) containing many members of the Stevens family.  The aim, therefore, is to enable people to learn advanced features of OWL 2 in a setting that involves both classes and individuals, while attempting to maximise the use of inferenvce within the FHKB.


By the end of the tutorial you will able to:

1.     Know about the separation of entities into TBox and ABox;

2.     Use classes and individuals in modelling;

3.     Write detailed class expressions;

4.     Assert facts about individuals;

5.     Use the effects of property hierarchies, property characteristics, domain/range constraints to drive inference;

6.     Use constraints and role chains on inferences about individuals 

7.     Understand and manage the consequences of the open world assumption in the TBox and ABox;

8.     Use nominals in class expressions;

9.     Appreciate some limits of OWL 2.

This tutorial has been run previously as a 3-hour tutorial at the Protégé 2008 conference by Dr. Robert Stevens and Simon Jupp, and as a day and half tutorial at the University of Manchester. Supplementary material can be found at: http://www.cs.manchester.ac.uk/~stevensr/menupages/fhkb.php  

Please register via email to Georgina.moulton from manchester.ac.uk. Further details can be sent closer to the tutorial.




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