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Knowledge Representation and Biomedical Applications
MEBI 550, Fall 2012

Course objectives:

At the completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Distinguish among knowledge representational formalisms, and provide examples in biomedical domains
  • Understand the implications and potentials of semantic web representations (XML, RDFS, and OWL) and technologies
  • Distinguish between explicit knowledge and inferred knowledge
  • Describe the implication of formal results around tractabilty and decidability for inference systems
  • Build simple ontologies for applications in biomedical informatics
  • Perform subsumption and classify statements in description logics

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Sept, '12

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