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Among its many evolutions, the Web became a way to exchange data between applications. Everyday we consume and produce these data through a growing variety of applications running on a growing variety of devices. This major evolution of the Web has applications in all domains of activity.

This MOOC introduces the Linked Data standards and principles that provide the foundation of the Semantic web. We divided this introduction into four parts:

  • the fundamental principles of linked data on the Web
  • the RDF recommendation that provides a standard data model and syntaxes to publish and link data on the Web
  • an overview of the SPARQL query language that allows us to access data sources on the Web
  • the standards supporting the exchange and integration of RDF data with other formats and data sources (R2RML, CSVW, JSON-LD, RDFa, GRDDL, LDP).

Each week alternates short videos and quizzes, as well as supplementary resources, to gradually progress through the different principles and standards.

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Participants need to be acquainted with basic Web notions (e.g. browser) and be able to install software on their machine.



Week 1

Principles of a Web of Linked Data

Week 2

The RDF Data Model

Week 3

SPARQL Query Language

Week 4

Integration with Other Data Formats and Sources



Fabien Gandon
Fabien GANDON is a Research Director at INRIA and responsible for the Wimmics team (UCA, INRIA, CNRS, I3S) studying models and algorithms to reconcile the social Web and the Semantic Web. He is also the representative of INRIA at international standardization consortium for the Web (W3C).

Olivier Corby
Olivier CORBY has a doctorate in computer science (UNS). He is a senior researcher at INRIA in the Wimmics team (UCA, INRIA, CNRS, I3S) and teaches at Polytech Nice. He is interested in knowledge representation based on graphs and the Semantic Web. He is the designer of the Coresesoftware.

Catherine Faron Zucker
Catherine FARON ZUCKER is a lecturer at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, responsible for Web Science curriculum of the Polytech Nice Sophia engineering school and of the second year of the Master of Computer science of the university. She is also the vice-leader of the Wimmics team (UCA, INRIA, CNRS, I3S).


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The French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (French: Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique) is a French national research institution focusing on computer science and applied mathematics. It was created under the name Institut de recherche en informatique et en automatique (IRIA) in 1967 at Rocquencourt near Paris, part of Plan Calcul. Its first site was the historical premises of SHAPE (central command of NATO military forces). In 1979 IRIA became INRIA. Since 2011, it has been styled inria.

INRIA is a Public Scientific and Technical Research Establishment (EPST) under the double supervision of the French Ministry of National Education, Advanced Instruction and Research and the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry.




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