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Re: Introductions

From: Achille Fokoue <achille@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 10:59:35 -0400
To: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Cc: public-owl-wg@w3.org, public-owl-wg-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF7F481528.CAB07D24-ON85257370.0051B078-85257370.00525C0C@us.ibm.com>

I am a researcher at IBM Watson Research Center in Hawthorne, NY, USA. My 
research interests include knowledge representation and reasoning, data 
management, information integration, programming and query languages for 
XML and XML application development. My current work, in the context of 
the SHER project [1], focuses on developing algorithms and systems for 
scaling reasoning over large and very expressive description logics 
knowledge bases. I am also working on applications of Semantic Web 
technologies in a variety of domains ranging from life sciences to text 
analysis and Master Data Management (MDM).  More on me at [2].

I expect from this activity a specification that, in addition to its 
technical soundness, also focuses on pragmatic and practical aspects of 
the language (e.g. convenient syntax) and on the concerns of system 
builders and application developers in order to facilitate its broader 

I am eager to contribute by providing my insights and experience in 
developing scalable systems for expressive DLs and using them in concrete 
applications.  I am also interested in contributing to the XML and RDF 
representations of OWL 1.1. 

For family reasons, I am not sure yet if I will be able to attend the 
first F2F meeting.

Best regards,

Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com> 
Sent by: public-owl-wg-request@w3.org
10/09/2007 10:13 AM



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

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