The RDFox Advanced Semantic Reasoning Workshop & SPARQL Introduction April 2024


This Semantic Reasoning Workshop will be split into two sessions:

·       An Introduction to SPARQL (optional)

·       Semantic Reasoning with RDFox

This workshop is primarily centred around semantic reasoning techniques and some knowledge of SPARQL is required to follow along. We encourage those unfamiliar with SPARQL to attend the earlier SPARQL Introduction Class as this will provide you with a sufficient understanding to progress to the reasoning section.

In both sessions you’ll have the opportunity to get hands-on with RDFox, writing your own rules and queries to develop your understanding of both reasoning and SPARQL. You'll learn about the application and use of knowledge graphs and reasoners with this holistic semantic technology education.

If you are already familiar with SPARQL you’re welcome to join the earlier session for a refresher, or simply join as we begin the reasoning section.

The program for the workshop is as follows:

An Introduction to SPARQL (2 hours)

·       Setting up the RDFox web console

·       Importing data to RDFox

·       Query writing tips and tricks

·       Exercises throughout

-- Mid Point --

Persons comfortable with SPARQL join

Semantic Reasoning with RDFox (2 hours)

·       RDFox as a reasoning engine

·       OWL 2 RL ontologies

·       Datalog rules

·       Using semantic inference to enhance your data

·       Reasoning techniques and uses

·       Exercises throughout


·       A Free RDFox Licence‍

·       RDFox downloaded

·       Your favourite IDE - we'll be using Visual Studio Code

Sign up as places are limited.

Check out some of our relevant content:

What is a knowledge graph?

What is semantic reasoning?

What is OWL?

What is Datalog?

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Team and Resources

The team behind Oxford Semantic Technologies started working on RDFox in 2011 at the Computer Science Department of the University of Oxford with the conviction that flexible and high-performance reasoning was a possibility for data-intensive applications without jeopardising the correctness of the results. RDFox is the first market-ready knowledge graph designed from the ground up with reasoning in mind. Oxford Semantic Technologies is a spin-out of the University of Oxford and is backed by leading investors including Samsung Venture Investment Corporation (SVIC), Oxford Sciences Enterprises (OSE) and Oxford University Innovation (OUI).

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