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Joining eGov IG

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.rpi.edu>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 21:35:22 -0400
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To: public-egov-ig@w3.org
  As is good practice in the W3C, having joined the group let me make  
a brief intro - lots of info about me is available online - for a  
quick bio, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Hendler is pretty good  
(I don't love the picture, but the person who put it there said it  
captured my personality, so who am I to argue :-)) -- for more of what  
I do research wise, my regular home page is http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~hendler/
  Relevant to this group, this summer my research group started  
working on turning data.gov and some other open govt data into RDF and  
releasing it from http://data-gov.tw.rpi.edu - we host an RSS feed of  
changes to data.gov, human and machine metadata for each of the  
datasets we can translate, and about 3B triples of RDF data all told.   
We also have some demos and visualizations that show multiple datasets  
linked together.  We're also working with the UK group doing similar  
(Nigel Shadbolt's group, although I don't get invited to go see the PM  
with Tim B-L :-() - on Oct 6 I'll be presenting this work to the US  
"federal Data Architecture Subcommittee" and probably be presenting it  
to a US DoD group later in the Fall.  I guess I should also mention  
that I have a reasonably long history w/the W3C, I cochaired the  
original Web Ontology WG, was a member of the Coordination Group for  
the Semantic Web activity for a long time, and am the AC member for  
Rensselaer Poytechnic Institute (RPI).
  I'm sorry I missed the meeting this morning, didn't know it was  
happening until after it was over (jetlagged from a short trip to  
China)  hope I'll be able to make more of them in the future.
  Looking forward to working with you all
   Jim H.

We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things,  
not because they are easy, but because they are hard - John F.  
Kennedy, Sept 12, 1962

Prof James Hendler								http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~hendler
Tetherless World Constellation Chair & Asst Dean of IT and Web Science
Computer and Cognitive Science Depts
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY 12180     	@jahendler, twitter
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