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Re: Introduction: Michael Hausenblas

From: Samir Batla <sbatla@metatomix.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 13:59:19 -0400
Cc: "Michael Hausenblas" <michael.hausenblas@deri.org>, <public-rdb2rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <0CD009B3-C767-46A1-B168-D8D6A484F738@metatomix.com>
To: "Fogarolli Angela" <afogarol@disi.unitn.it>
Hello all,

I too am new to the group. I am the AC rep with Metatomix and just  
joined the group this morning.

I have been leveraging Semantic Technology since 2001 in various  
capacities. I started really diving into OWL & RDF with Cerebra  
initially and continued with Siderean, Financial Times Search and now  
Metatomix. In each stop, a consistent hurdle in any client engagement  
was taking existing data in relational databases and turning it into  
RDF for: reasoning over (Cerebra); relational navigation (Siderean,  
FTS); and getting a 360 degree view of some Thing where its  
characteristics were housed in disparate sources (Metatomix). Its this  
background that creates to my interest in this group.

Skype ID: sabatla
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/batla

I look forward to our collaboration.

Cheers,
Batla


On Oct 15, 2009, at 9:37 AM, Fogarolli Angela wrote:

> Hi All,
> I am new to the group, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the
> University of Trento in the context of the OKKAM project[1].
> I am coordinating OKKAM related use cases, my goal is to publish and
> provide OKKAMized data. These data are basically linked data with
> unique entity identifiers. The main problem we are facing now is
> related to automatically or semi-automatically recognize and integrate
> entities contained in different databases based on the OKKAM approach.
> My research interests are the multidisciplinary area between
> intelligent multimedia retrieval, Web 2.0, Semantic Web and digital
> libraries.
>
> My SKYID is : therealxstrix
> my web site is: www.angela-fogarolli.net
>
> [1] www.okkam.org
>
> Best,
> Angela.
>
> On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 1:56 PM, Michael Hausenblas
> <michael.hausenblas@deri.org> wrote:
> >
> > Harry, All,
> >
> > Very good idea indeed. Here is my introduction:
> >
> > I'm a postdoctoral researcher at DERI and the coordinator of the  
> Linked Data
> > Research Centre [1]. I've been active in several W3C efforts [2]  
> such as in
> > the RDFa Task Force and the RDB2RDF XG (during my work at JOANNEUM  
> RESEARCH,
> > my former employer). I'm mainly into running EC projects and  
> participating
> > in the linked data movement by publishing data, providing  
> infrastructure
> > (such as voiD [3]) as well as giving tutorials and contributing to  
> outreach
> > events.
> >
> > Together with Ahmed I have the pleasure to co-chair this WG and  
> I'm looking
> > forward to hear you all soon (again ;).
> >
> > Ah, and btw, on IRC and skype I'm 'mhausenblas' ...
> >
> > Cheers,
> >      Michael
> >
> > [1] http://linkeddata.deri.ie/
> > [2] http://sw-app.org/about.html#About_W3CActivities
> > [3] http://semanticweb.org/wiki/VoiD
> >
> > --
> > Dr. Michael Hausenblas
> > LiDRC - Linked Data Research Centre
> > DERI - Digital Enterprise Research Institute
> > NUIG - National University of Ireland, Galway
> > Ireland, Europe
> > Tel. +353 91 495730
> > http://linkeddata.deri.ie/
> > http://sw-app.org/about.html
> >
> >
> >
> >> From: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@w3.org>
> >> Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 13:29:40 -0400 (EDT)
> >> To: <public-rdb2rdf-wg@w3.org>
> >> Subject: Introduction: Harry Halpin
> >> Resent-From: <public-rdb2rdf-wg@w3.org>
> >> Resent-Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 17:29:43 +0000
> >>
> >> While I realize many of you many know each other from the  
> previous RDB2RDF
> >> Incubator Group, I think doing a round of "introductions" before  
> our first
> >> teleconference would be a great idea. So feel free to follow me!
> >>
> >> I'm Harry Halpin, the W3C Staff Contact for this Working Group  
> [1]. My
> >> role will basically to assist the group in getting the standard  
> through W3C
> >> process on schedule. I'm more than happy to answer questions  
> about the
> >> W3C, W3C Process, and our technology (such as the ever friendly  
> Zakim),
> >> and will also help liason with the W3C in general for this group,
> >> including publicity, co-ordination with the rest of the W3C, and  
> outreach.
> >> However, my job has been made a lot easier due the high calibre  
> chairs of
> >> the group! Overall, I'm an advocate of Linked Data and think this
> >> technology could fulfill a crucial role in bringing the power of
> >> relational databases to the Web.
> >>
> >> Before joining the W3C as a Fellow (sponsored by Eduserv and the
> >> University of Edinburgh), I received my Ph.D. in Informatics from  
> the
> >> University of Edinburgh. However, I'm originally from America, as  
> you'll
> >> notice on the phone. My academic specialities were in machine- 
> learning,
> >> information retrieval, and knowledge representation (SemWeb) -  
> and am
> >> mostly known academically for studying collaborative taggging as  
> a complex
> >> system. However, I used to be a tutor for Peter Buneman at the  
> University
> >> of Edinburgh, and thus have a long-standing interest in relational
> >> databases. I was also chair of the GRDDL WG (W3C record for  
> shortest time
> >> to full Recommendation), and co-chair the Social Web Incubator  
> Group.
> >>
> >> I'll be either "harry" or "hhalpin" in #rdb2rdf on W3C IRC,
> >> hhalpin@jabber.org, and my contact details are on my homepage[1],  
> and am
> >> also  available on Skype, Facebook, and the like. Whenever I am  
> in IRC
> >> feel free to ping me.
> >>
> >> Can't wait to meet you all - at least over IRC and phone :)
> >>
> >> cheers,
> >> harry
> >>
> >> [1] http://www.w3.org/People/all#harry
> >> [2] http://www.ibiblio.org/hhalpin/
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
>

Samir A. Batla
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Metatomix, Inc.
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Dedham, MA 02026
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