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Introduction (other part)

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 10:07:02 +0000
Message-ID: <473AC8C6.2030900@hpl.hp.com>
To: public-owl-wg@w3.org


You may recall that my previous introduction

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-owl-wg/2007Oct/0091

was only in part.

I am now pleased to add that HP has confirmed that it wishes to be 
represented in this WG; and has appointed me as primary rep, and Steve 
Battle as alternate. Our current plan is that we will follow a strict 
primary/alternate policy, and you will not see both of us at the same 
meeting, except for the Manchester F2F.

In addition to my earlier introductory comments I will add:

The OWL 1.0 support in Jena consists of:
- an ontology API that supports OWL oriented access to an underlying RDF 
graphs, and also supports owl:imports.
- sets of rules that support subsets of OWL within Jena's rule engine

Of the new features in the member submission, there is most excitement 
in HP about:
- sub property chains (but without the limitations concerning datatype 
properties)
- a new approach to forming subsets of the language

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On a more personal note, I will add that I do geometry as a hobby ... 
for example work in Venn Diagrams,

http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1269908.1269914&coll=GUIDE&dl=ACM&CFID=15151515&CFTOKEN=6184618
http://arxiv.org/abs/cs/0512001
Which n-Venn Diagrams Can Be Drawn with Convex k-Gons?

and also oriented matroids

http://arxiv.org/abs/0704.3424
A New Proof of Pappus's Theorem

I am currently reading [the abridged version of] UNESCO's 8 volume 
general history of Africa. I find the first sentence of this extensive 
work, both pregant with meaning, and very moving. "Africa has a history."


Jeremy
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