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Re: Introductions

From: Deborah L. McGuinness <dlm@ksl.stanford.edu>
Date: Tue, 09 Oct 2007 23:01:43 -0700
Message-ID: <470C6AC7.6020905@ksl.stanford.edu>
To: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
CC: public-owl-wg@w3.org

I will be in transit tomorrow and next week and will miss the meetings.
As a little intro though,  I am currently the Acting Director of the 
Knowledge Systems Lab at Stanford and I am in transition to RPI where I 
am the Tetherless World Constellation Chair. 

I was instrumental in getting the WebOnt working group started, as a 
co-author and co-submitter of DAML+OIL, helped write the charter, and 
was heavily involved in a number of the deliverables.  I was lead author 
of the Overview document and an author of the guide and reference 
documents.  I also co-led the original webont effort to obtain the use 
cases and requirements.
I was also co-chaired the Ontology Engineering Patterns task force of 
the Semantic Web Best Practices Working group.
I have worked in ontology environments and ontology languages for over 
20 years.  I wrote the original wines ontology at the basis of the 
Classic Description Logic tutorial which was later used as the basis of 
ontology 101 and the owl guide.

I am also actively using OWL in a number of projects and have helped a 
number of other projects start using it as well.  I have been helping to 
support the semantic web community with a number of outreach efforts - 
in particular into the eScience world.
see for example http://www.ksl.stanford.edu/people/dlm/sss08/home/SSKI.html

I am interested in helping to promote the development of OWL  - both in 
keeping the current semantic web community feeling like they have a 
stable foundation on which to build and in helping to move OWL forward 
in the directions that best serve our growing constituency.  I am 
interested in helping to promote a view of continuity in the community 
in this process of updates.

I am interested in helping with the language evolution and willing to 
participate as an author/editor of the next generation of the document 
where i was lead author - the overview and also willing to help with the 
guide update as well.

I am working on my schedule right now but i hope to attend the f2f in 
person in manchester.

Deborah McGuinness
currently  dlm@ksl.stanford.edu   soon  dlm@cs.rpi.edu

Alan Ruttenberg wrote:
> This is a good time for members to start introducing themselves to the 
> other members of  working group.
> The topics generally covered are:
>   -- a bio summarising experience you have that's relevant to the work 
> of this group
>   -- as much contact info as you care to share on this public list
>   -- what you expect to get out of this WG
>   -- what you hope/expect to contribute.
> As we will be using a wiki to record information about the working 
> group, it would be great if you could create an account on it and put 
> your introduction there as well, or link to your post. Here's how: Go 
> to http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/. At the top right click "Log in/ 
> create account". On the next page click "Create an account". Use a 
> "wiki name" as your login, a concatenation of your captialized first 
> and last names, e.g. IanHorrocks. Once you have an account, click on 
> your home page, which will be linked to on the topmost line of each 
> page, and introduce yourself. Instructions on basic editing within the 
> wiki are available at [1]. You can also add your page to the wiki 
> participants page [2].
> Also, in your email, please indicate your intentions/expectations 
> w.r.t. the first F2F meeting [3] by stating "Attending F2F" or 
> "Regrets for F2F".
> Thanks!   I'm looking forward to talking to you on Wednesday and to 
> meeting many of you in Manchester in December.
> [1] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Wikitext_examples
> [2] http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/Participants
> [3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-owl-wg/2007Oct/0004.html
> Regards,
> Alan
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