CSCI 540 Advanced Database Systems Fall 2013

Christophe Lambert Photo Instructor: Christophe Lambert, Ph.D.
Teaching Professor
Montana State University
Computer Science Department
358 EPS Building
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717


Course Overview

CSCI 540 will inquire into how database systems are evolving to manage complex, heterogenous, distributed and ever-increasing volumes of data. We will focus on database systems and languages for the semantic web, including triple-stores, the associative model of data, SPARQL, OWL and relevant published literature. Database and ontology issues in scientific computing and healthcare will also be explored. Students will attempt to produce a meaningful and publishable contribution to the scientific literature.

Meeting Times

Time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00am-9:50am

Place: Roberts Hall 307

Office hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00am-11:00am (or by appointment)

Course Outcomes

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Have a good working knowledge of current semantic web technologies, what problems they are designed to solve, and what limitations still remain.
  • Distill the essence of a scientific paper, setting it into a larger context of the fundamental problems researchers are trying to solve in the field.
  • Select an impactful scientific problem.
  • Make a publishable contribution to the scientific literature.

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