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Re: Introductions

From: Ian Horrocks <Ian.Horrocks@comlab.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2007 16:47:13 +0100
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To: public-owl-wg@w3.org


I am co-Chair of the working group. In my day job, I am a Professor  
in the Oxford University Computing Laboratory, and up until very  
recently I was a Professor at Manchester University School of  
Computer Science. I was a member of the W3C WebOnt working group that  
developed OWL, and was also involved in the development of its  
precursors, OIL and DAML+OIL. I have also been working for many years  
in the field of Description Logics, and in particular on the logics  
and reasoning systems that underpin the above mentioned languages.

You can find more information about me via my home page (http:// 
web.comlab.ox.ac.uk/oucl/work/ian.horrocks/), and full contact  
information on my personnel page (http://web.comlab.ox.ac.uk/oucl/ 

What I hope and expect to get out of the WG is a W3C Recommendation  
that refines and extends OWL, the Web Ontology Language; along the  
way I hope to enjoy working with a lively and committed group of like  
minded individuals -- but failing that I suppose that I will have to  
put up with you lot.*

I hope to contribute "real work" whenever useful/necessary, but I  
expect my normal role to be mainly organisational.

I will be attending the F2F in December, and look forward to meeting  
many of you there.


* British humour alert (in case you are not used to it).

On 9 Oct 2007, at 15:13, Alan Ruttenberg wrote:

> This is a good time for members to start introducing themselves to  
> the other members of  working group.
> The topics generally covered are:
>   -- a bio summarising experience you have that's relevant to the  
> work of this group
>   -- as much contact info as you care to share on this public list
>   -- what you expect to get out of this WG
>   -- what you hope/expect to contribute.
> As we will be using a wiki to record information about the working  
> group, it would be great if you could create an account on it and  
> put your introduction there as well, or link to your post. Here's  
> how: Go to http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/. At the top right click  
> "Log in/ create account". On the next page click "Create an  
> account". Use a "wiki name" as your login, a concatenation of your  
> captialized first and last names, e.g. IanHorrocks. Once you have  
> an account, click on your home page, which will be linked to on the  
> topmost line of each page, and introduce yourself. Instructions on  
> basic editing within the wiki are available at [1]. You can also  
> add your page to the wiki participants page [2].
> Also, in your email, please indicate your intentions/expectations  
> w.r.t. the first F2F meeting [3] by stating "Attending F2F" or  
> "Regrets for F2F".
> Thanks!   I'm looking forward to talking to you on Wednesday and to  
> meeting many of you in Manchester in December.
> [1] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Wikitext_examples
> [2] http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/Participants
> [3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-owl-wg/2007Oct/ 
> 0004.html
> Regards,
> Alan
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