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Archived Curricula Guide 2013–2014
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TKO_5726 XML Technologies and Applications 5 ECTS
Organised by
Computer Science
Person in charge
Jukka Teuhola
Preceding studies
TKO_2009 Databases I
HTML, Java

Learning outcomes

The student learns the syntax, core components, and some widely used applications of the XML meta-language. After the course (s)he is able to develop new application-specific XML markup, write schemas, use parsers, and define transformations into other formats.


XML is a general extensible markup language for structured documents, having widespread use in many areas needing tool and platform independent representation for structured objects. The course discusses both core components of XML and adaptations to specific purposes. The former includes data type definitions and schemas, styles, transformations and formatting, as well as representations of paths, links and pointers. Other topics to be handled are e.g. application program interfaces, distributed net services, metadata and the semantic web. XML databases, querying and retrieval are also discussed briefly. Practical application areas include XML-based languages for representing multimedia, graphics, mathematics, electronic publishing, etc.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 2 h 0 h
Group work

Self-study, exercise project, written exam.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English
Exercise(s) and Written exam


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

The course is arranged every second year. The period is not fixed.

Study materials

Anders Møller & Michael Schwartzbach: An Introduction to XML and Web Technologies, Addison-Wesley 2006.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Future Technologies
Department of Future Technologies
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Future Technologies
DP in Computer Science
DP in Electr. and Communication Technology
Finnish Study Modules