MOOC: Introduction to a Web of Linked Data

The MOOC "Introduction to a Web of Linked Data" will be available on 21 November 2016 on the France Université Numérique (FUN) platform. It will be taught by Fabien GANDON, Catherine FARON-ZUCKER and Olivier Corby (Wimmics team, Inria, I3S, CNRS, UNS).

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, produced by Inria Learning Lab introduces the Linked Data standards and principles that provide the foundation of the Semantic Web. It is divided in 4 parts/weeks:

  • 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.

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

The course will start on 21 November. Registrations are already open.

Feel free to register and share this information widely. The course is free and open to everybody:


  • Course start date: 21 November 2016
  • End of course and registration: 11 December 2016
  • Estimated effort: about 3 hours a week

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