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Re: Introductions

From: Kim Viljanen <kim.viljanen@tkk.fi>
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 19:51:46 +0300 (EEST)
To: public-xg-lld@w3.org
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Hello Antoine and all others,

On Tue, 8 Jun 2010, Antoine Isaac wrote:

> If you could, give your name, your organization and some background. One word 
> on your motivation or hope for joining the group is also much welcome!

I'm Kim Viljanen [1] from the Aalto University, School of Science and 
Technology, Helsinki, Finland [2]. (Formerly known as "Helsinki University 
of Technology". Name and structure of the university changed in the 
beginning of this year.) I'm working as a researcher and PhD student in 
the Semantic Computing Research Group (SeCo) [3] which is headed by prof. 
Eero Hyv÷nen [4].

Our research group's focus is on machine-processable semantics, i.e., we 
investigate techniques 1) for representing data and knowledge in such a 
way that machines can "understand" its meaning, and 2) develop algorithmic 
methods for creating intelligent applications based on such 
representations. We have developed lots of Semantic Web applications, e.g.. 
MuseumFinland [5], CultureSampo [6], Ontology Library ONKI [7] and many 
other applications, tools and ontologies [8].

My own research interests include ontology repositories (e.g. ONKI), 
linked (open) data, distributed content creation and publishing, and 
semantic web and web in general.

My motivation for joining the W3C Library Linked Data XG are:

   * Our research group has been working with Finnish and European 
libraries, museums, archives, media companies etc in current and previous 
research projects. This W3C XG fits nicely our interests in developing 
common methods and building blocks.
   * Ontology repositories may be a key technology in fulfilling the goals 
of linked data in libraries.
   * On the personal level, this is my first participation in any W3C 
working group, so it will also be interesting to get first-hand knowledge 
on how W3C works.
   * And finally, but not least, Michael Hausenblas recommended to join the 
group. :)

Finally, I noticed that there will be a teleconference every week. I'll 
try my best to participate actively in meetings and other work, but e.g. 
during the Summer I will be on vacation (July-August) and we have lots of 
projects going on currently, so my time/resources for this XG are limited.


[1] http://www.seco.tkk.fi/u/kimvilja/
[2] http://www.tkk.fi/en/
[3] http://www.seco.tkk.fi/
[4] http://www.seco.tkk.fi/u/eahyvone/
[5] http://www.museosuomi.fi/
[6] http://www.kulttuurisampo.fi/
[7] http://www.yso.fi/
[8] http://www.seco.tkk.fi/

Kim.Viljanen@tkk.fi | +358-(0)40-5414654 | http://www.seco.tkk.fi/u/kimvilja
Semantic Computing Research Group
Aalto University, School of Science and Technology, Department of Media Technology
P.O. Box 15500, FI-00076 Aalto, Finland
Map: http://www.seco.tkk.fi/contact/
Have you tasted the Semantic Web? Check: http://www.seco.tkk.fi
Received on Tuesday, 8 June 2010 17:59:25 UTC

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