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Introduction Michael Sintek

From: Michael Sintek <sintek@dfki.uni-kl.de>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 17:48:18 +0200
Message-ID: <470CF442.2050200@dfki.uni-kl.de>
To: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
CC: public-owl-wg@w3.org, sintek@dfki.uni-kl.de


I am a senior consultant and researcher at DFKI
(Kaiserslautern branch), working on various
Semantic Web related project (e.g. in the Theseus project,
http://theseus-programm.de/front, formerly known as Quaero).
My main interests are rule languages and (obviously) ontology

My main goal for this working group is to make OWL a truly
usable ontology language for the Semantic Web, for which it
lacks some features at the moment (IMHO), e.g. (local) closed
world constructs and better modularization capabilities
(see [1] for some ideas we came up with in a Semantic
Desktop project where OWL (in whatever flavor)
"for everything" was IMHO simply not
possible, so we allowed the various parts of our knowledge
base to use different ontology languages by making use of
named graphs).

I will most likely be attending the F2F meeting in December.


[1] http://www.dfki.uni-kl.de/~sintek/publications/nrl_womo_2007.pdf

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

Michael Sintek -- DFKI GmbH, Kaiserslautern
http://www.michael-sintek.de -- michael.sintek@dfki.de
phone: +49 631 20575-130 -- fax: +49 631 20575-103
legal information: http://www.dfki.uni-kl.de/km/legal.html
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