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Introduction to Implementing Ontologies in the Web Ontology Language (OWL)

16 Sep 2011

Learn the theoretical foundations and gain practical experience to begin building OWL ontologies on 8/9 November 2011.

BioHealth Informatics group at The University of Manchester are pleased to invite you to participate in their internationally renowned OWL Ontology tutorials.

It is to be hosted at The University of Manchester on 8 and 9 November 2011.

This two-day introductory ‘hands-on’ workshop aims to provide attendees with both the theoretical foundations and practical experience to begin building OWL ontologies using the latest version of the Protégé-OWL tools (Protege4). It is based on Manchester\'s well-known "Pizza tutorial" (see CO-ODE).

This tutorial will cover the main conceptual parts of OWL through the hands-on building of an ontology of pizzas and their ingredients. A series of practical exercises take attendees through the process of conceptualizing the toppings found on a pizza; the entry of this classification into the Protégé environment; the description of many types of pizza. All this is set in the context of using automatic reasoning to check the consistency of the growing ontology and to use the reasoner to make queries about pizzas.

Since 2003 this tutorial, in various forms, has been given over 30 times and been attended by hundreds of budding ontologists.

Further details about the course can be found at: