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Re: Introductions

From: Jeff Z. Pan <jpan@csd.abdn.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 17:53:13 +0100
Message-ID: <470D0379.6000103@csd.abdn.ac.uk>
To: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
CC: public-owl-wg@w3.org


I am a Lecturer in the Department of Computing Science at the University 
of Aberdeen. I am interested in Description Logic and ontology 
reasoning, in particular standard reasoning tasks and query answering 
for ontology language extensions (such as datatype, fuzzy, metamodeling 
and rule), as well as non-standard reasoning tasks related to ontology 
reuse and usability. I developed a datatype group extension of the FaCT 
reasoner called FaCT-DG, and co-developed an OWL DL query engine (based 
on semantics approximation to DL-Lite) called ONTOSEARCH2 [1].

I helped review the abstract syntax and semantics for OWL, and 
co-authored the proposals of the following ontology languages OWL-Eu, 
OWL-E, fuzzy SWRL, RDFS-FA and OWL-FA. The OWL-Eu proposal is included 
in the W3C note "XML Schema Datatypes in RDF and OWL" 
<http://www.w3.org/TR/swbp-xsch-datatypes/> [2]. I help co-coordinate 
the OWLED task force on uncertainty [3].  I am a member of the W3C RIF 
Working Group, a co-chair of Fuzzy RuleML Technical Group 
<http://image.ntua.gr/FuzzyRuleML/> and a member of the RuleML 
<http://www.ruleml.org/> steering committee. I co-chaired of W3C 
Multimedia Semantics Incubator Group 
<http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/mmsem/>, and served as a 
co-coordinator of both the Software Engineering Task Force 
<http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/BestPractices/SE/> and the Multimedia 
Annotation on the Semantic Web Task Force 
<http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/BestPractices/MM/> in the W3C Semantic Web 
Best Practices and Deployment Working Group 

My homepage is http://www.csd.abdn.ac.uk/~jpan/, where you can find my 
contact information.

I hope that this working group will recommend a well-understood, easy to 
use and useful Ontology Language.

I think I can contribute to the datatype and meta-modeling aspects of 
the full language, as well as association between the full language and 
its tractable fragments.

I would love to but am not yet sure if I could attend the first F2F.


[1] http://dipper.csd.abdn.ac.uk/OntoSearch/
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/swbp-xsch-datatypes/
[3] http://code.google.com/p/owl1-1/wiki/UncertainOwl

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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