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From: Kendall Clark <kendall@clarkparsia.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2010 12:09:54 -0400
Message-ID: <AANLkTil0nSF5lXE_p-gfEg-NpiQOUq4t_76KKDI-9rrk@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-xg-lld@w3.org

I'm Kendall Clark, one of the people at Clark & Parsia, LLC. We're a
US-based company that makes semantic technologies. We're best known
for OWL and related reasoning systems, but we are active at several
points in the semantic web space. I've been involved with semweb
standards-making at the W3C for a few years, primarily around SPARQL,
OWL, and (back in the day) WSDL.

I'm very interested in library & information science as it relates to
semantic technologies, particularly around data integration and data
analysis. Several of our customers come to semantic technologies by
way of library & information science. Thus, it's a good thing for us
to participate here to learn more about the use cases & requirements
of this community. One technical issue I'm particularly interested in
is the role -- if any -- of reasoning in SKOS-based applications. We
have optimized some of our reasoning tools for SKOS but that was
purely a technical, comp-sci thing, and it's unclear to us presently
what use cases & requirements there may be for reasoning w/ SKOS data,

(On a personal note, I've been a library rat and bibliophile for as
long as I can remember and count my personal library (around 5k
volumes, now) as one of my most treasured possessions. :>)

My apologies for the belated introduction, but the run-up to SemTech a
few weeks ago killed most of early June and I didn't find time to join
this XG till earlier today.

I'm looking forward to learning a lot by participating here.

Kendall Clark
Received on Wednesday, 7 July 2010 16:10:48 UTC

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