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SWEO Introduction: James Hendler

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2006 21:36:11 -0500
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Many of you know me already, those who don't are welcome to check out 
http://www.cs.umd.edu/~hendler for my bio and all (a bit out of date, 
but close enough)

I've been doing Semantic Web research by that name for more than 5 
years, 10 if you include pre-Semantic Web work on Web ontologies (cf. 
SHOE), 20 if the topic is scalable triple-based knowledge 
representation (cf Parka).   Since '01 I've done a lot of SW 
Evangelism and Outreach, having co-chaired the Web Ontology Working 
Group (cf. OWL) and been involved in various other RDF-related work. 
My research group (http://www.mindswap.org) has been running a Sem 
Web portal (based off a triple store) since early 2002, and has 
produced a number of Sem Web tools, mostly in the OWL space.

I've told Susie that I'll be starting a new job (setting up a Sem Web 
related research group at RPI) in Jan (see [1] for more info) so 
it'll probably be late in the game before I can do more than kibbitz 
in the SWEO efforts, but she agreed it would be okay if I mainly 
lurked till then.  I have done a fair amount of teaching of Sem Web 
(both in organized classes at the grad and undegrad levels) as well 
as in various tutorials, special classes, etc.  I'll be interested in 
efforts that may help define Sem Web courses in the future - at RPI 
I'll actually be creating a "Web Science" [2] minor for 
undergraduates, so I'll be doing a lot of this stuff in the next two 
years (oh, yeah, Dean Allemang and I are working on an RDF/OWL book 
due out sometime in 07, guess that's also a SWEO activity).

In short, I do a fair amount of SW stuff in my "day job" and hope I 
can be of some use here when time allows
  -Jim Hendler

[1] http://news.rpi.edu/update.do?artcenterkey=1596
[2] http://news.rpi.edu/update.do?artcenterkey=1676
Prof James Hendler				hendler@cs.umd.edu
Dept of Computer Science			http://www.cs.umd.edu/~hendler
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Univ of Maryland				301-405-6707 (Fax)
College Park, MD 20853 USA
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