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Re: Introductions

From: Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 15:45:28 +0100
Message-ID: <0EF30CAA69519C4CB91D01481AEA06A06C2235@judith.fzi.de>
To: <public-owl-wg@w3.org>

My name is Michael Schneider. I am a research associate at FZI Research
Center for Information Technologies at Karlsruhe, Germany [1]. In the EU
project "Agent-DYSL" [2], which aims to create an innovative assistive
reading environment for dyslexic children, I am responsible for the
development of an ontology infrastructure for this system. Additionally, in
collaboration with my colleague Felix Kratzer, I am working on a semantic
tagging concept for the 3D world Second Life [3], and we hope to get a first
version released until spring this year. I am also a PhD student at the
computer science department of the University of Frankfurt (Germany), in the
workgroup "Adaptive System Architecture" of Rüdiger Brause [4], being
interested in the computer assisted manual semantic representation of
arbitrary text documents.

Throughout my computer science studies (initially paired with mathematics,
later with philosophy) and afterwards I have been deeply engaged with formal
logic, functional programming theory, and computational learning theory.
Some years ago, I helped the group "Logic and Theory of Science" around
Wilhelm K. Essler at Frankfurt University (this group doesn't exist anymore)
in revising a reconstruction of a classic axiomatization of relativistic
mechanics by Hans Hermes. I also succeeded in reconstructing a core proof of
this work, which originally only existed in sketch form.

My personal profile page at FZI is [5]. I currently do not have a private

Joining pretty late, I have closely followed the WG activity from the
beginning, and I have repeatedly posted comments regarding WG discussions to
the mailing list "public-owl-dev". To a significant amount, these comments
were concerned with issues regarding an RDF-compatible model-theoretic
semantics for OWL-1.1, aka "OWL-1.1-Full".

I would like to focus my contribution primarily on OWL-1.1-Full related
questions. While technical aspects would be my main concern, I would also be
interested in doing some surveying on the current situation of OWL-Full,
which usecases, user groups and experiences exist, in order to be able to
make more realistic estimates about the future of this language. I have to
admit that I am not at all an experienced expert in the area of RDF
compatible semantics, but I hope that my contributions will nonetheless be
useful to the WG, and will help to get the whole spec deployed in time.

A problem I have at the moment is that it will be somewhat difficult for me
to participate in the telecons at the given time. It will be a per-day
decision in each case whether I can take part or not. But I will try to call
in this Wednesday to friendly say hello to everyone! :)

I plan to attend the 2. F2F meeting.


[1] http://www.fzi.de/eng/index.php
[2] http://www.agent-dysl.eu
[3] http://secondlife.com
[4] http://www.informatik.uni-frankfurt.de/asa/welcome.eng.html
[5] http://www.fzi.de/ipe/eng/mitarbeiter.php?id=555

Alan Ruttenberg wrote on Tue, 9 Oct 2007:

> 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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