The module studies the involvement and application of semantics in Digital Preservation and focuses on two different but potentially interrelated approaches: (a) vectors, matrices, and vector fields; (b) graph-based structures and ontologies.
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|Expected learning outcomes for the whole Module||
|Level of advancement/ prerequisites||For Parts 1-3, an elementary understanding of text processing is useful.
For Parts 4-6, some basic knowledge of the fundamentals of HTML and XML would be helpful, though not absolutely essential.
|Parts in the Module||1. Semantics and DP: basic concepts, theories and trends
2. Vectors and matrices: word meaning for advanced access
3. Vector fields: a new approach to evolving semantics
4. The Semantic Web & the Emergence of Ontologies
5. Semantic Technologies & DP
6. Evolving Semantics: Ontology Evolution & Semantic Drifts
|Chronological order / Relationship with other Modules (if any)||Parts 1-3 should be consulted in the given order but they do not depend on Parts 4-6.
Parts 4-6 do not need to be followed in this chronological order; however, it would help if Part 4 is viewed prior to Parts 5 and 6.
|Estimated time required for completion of the module||The approximate time to complete the entire module is 25-30 hours.|