[TU Dresden]


Technische Universität Dresden
Institut für Theoretische Informatik
Lehrstuhl für Automatentheorie

Hauptseminar theoretische Informatik: "Notions of Similarity in Logic"

Position in Curriculum
Informatik (both diploma and bachelors degree), starting from 5. semester, Wahlpflichtveranstaltung (-/-/2)
Computational Logic: Modules TCSL and IT, 3 credit points

Basic knowledge in logic.
For computer scientist students: Pflichtvorlesung Grundlagen der Theoretischen Informatik.

The language of the seminar is English — unless attended by native German speakers, only.

The presentations will be held on July 9 and July 16 at 14:50 o'clock (5. DS) in room E005.

Topic of the Hauptseminar
The topic of the Hauptseminar will be "Notions of Similarity in Logic". When making comparisons humans tend to think in terms of similarity rather than equivalence. Numerous approaches exist to introduce the vagueness of similarity into different fields of logic. Among these are

Goal of the Hauptseminar
Apart from learning about the main topic, students should learn how to get acquainted with a relevant body of literature, how to produce a well-structured paper, and how to give an understandable scientific talk.

Duties of Participants
The papers (and partner papers) have been distributed according to the following table.

Number Student Paper Tutor Presentation Report due Partner Paper
1 Ario Santoso Towards Measuring Similarity in DL
and SIM-DL
Anni-Yasmin Turhan July 9 June 7 No. 3
2 David Müller A fuzzy description logic Felix Distel July 9 June 7 No. 1
3 Tran Trung Kien Did I damage my Ontology? Anni-Yasmin Turhan July 16 June 14 No. 4
4 Waheed Ghumman Making the Difference Felix Distel July 16 June 14 No. 2

During the seminar, the student has to understand the relevant literature and writes a paper about the chosen topic (~12 pages). In doing this, he/she receives individual support by the tutor. The produced paper is required to conform to the standards of scientific writing. Finally, each student presents his/her work in a talk to the other participants.

It is also the duty of the participants to reserve enough time for performing the seminar. It is the obligation of the participant to start working in time, and to make appointments with their tutors for regular meetings during the semester. In particular, students must present to their tutors

The seminar is coordinated by Felix Distel.

Last modified: Fri Jan 15 13:17:28 CET 2010