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Getting started

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 20:53:22 -0500
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To: www-webont-wg@w3.org
Welcome to the web ontology working group (or, as Aaron Swartz 
referred to it in a chat room today - the WOW-G).  Time for us to get 
started, here's what I'd like you to do.

1)  As I sent out yesterday, please send a bio to the mailing list so 
we can figure out who we all are and what we do.

2) Dan Connolly is building an RDF database of the info on all of us. 
He'd like to display this on the map.  Please include in your bio 
your lat/long (either in coordinates, or at least in nearest city 
terms -- from your affiliations we can't tell what time zones people 
are in)

3) We will have the first telecon on Monday, November 12, at 3PM US 
East Coast Time.  If you have any specific items you'd like discussed 
please let me know.  [[One agenda item will be when (Day/time) to 
have our weekly calls,  so if you cannot make the Monday time, let me 
know (and let me know particulalry good/bad times) - to avoid mailing 
list overuse, please send that to me, not to the whole group]]

4) Peter Patel-Schneider has volunteered to host the first 
face-to-face meeting at Lucent -- East Coast US.  Details will be 
forthcoming.  We are looking at the week of January 14th, 2002.  Let 
me know if you have any topic/organizational suggestions for that 
meeting.

The reading list on the web page is quite large, and most of it is 
important background, so we urge you to read those that you are not 
familiar with.  Of particular import to this group is the DAML+OIL
language description, which we are chartered to consider as, essentially,
a draft for our language.  If you have not already, you will want to
read through the documents at [1] which will be of concern to all of us.

  Please start sending those bios, and lets get this group moving!
  thanks
  Jim H.


[1] http://www.daml.org/2001/03/daml+oil-index.html
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Prof. James Hendler			Director, Semantic Web and 
Agent Technology
301-405-2696 (phone)		Maryland Information and Network Dynamics Lab
301-405-8488 (fax)		University of Maryland
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