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introduction - Jim Hendler

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2006 19:00:19 -0500
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To: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org

Colleagues-
  I have actually been a member of this group for a while now, but due 
to some email problems, I was not subscribed to the list and was only 
intermittently able to follow discussion.  I've now got things worked 
out, am starting to track things more carefully, and will start to 
participate a bit more.  Good W3C practice is to introduce oneself 
when joining a group, so I do so here.

  I am a Professor of Computer Science at the Univ of Maryland and I 
also head a newly formed institute called the Joint Institute for 
Knowledge Discovery.  I've been kicking around the Semantic Web for a 
while now, having some background in web ontologies and the like. 
I've been interested for a long time in the use of Sem Web 
technologies for interdisciplinary scientific endeavors.  Some 
pointers to my thoughts on this subject can be found in a column I 
coauthored with a colleague [1] about the Sem Web and scientific 
publishing, a short piece called "Science and the Semantic Web" which 
discusses both political and scientific issues in this area[2] , and 
a talk I give on occasion called "Science and the Semantic Web" which 
has some examples of work my lab has been doing in this regards 
(mainly Sem Web tools).

I look forward to interacting with others on this WG, esp. re the 
ontological work, where I have more background than in the science 
per se.
  -Jim Hendler

[1] http://www.nature.com/nature/debates/e-access/Articles/bernerslee.htm

[2] 
http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/299/5606/520?ijkey=1BUgJQXW4nU7Q&keytype=ref&siteid=sci 
(if you do not have access to Science online, you should be able to 
link to it through http://www.mindswap.org/Science/)

[3] http://www.cs.umd.edu/~hendler/presentations/Harvard-IIC-05.pdf
-- 
Professor James Hendler			  Director
Joint Institute for Knowledge Discovery	  	  301-405-2696
UMIACS, Univ of Maryland			  301-314-9734 (Fax)
College Park, MD 20742	 		  http://www.cs.umd.edu/~hendler
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