Introduction of myself

Hi all,
I just joined the SPARQL working group and I'll start with a short
introduction of myself.

-- Role: principal representative for the University of Oxford

-- short bio:

  I obtained my PhD in Computer Science at the University of
  Manchester, UK, in 2007 on the topic of querying description logic
  knowledge bases. I am now working in Oxford as reasearch assistant
  on the HermiT project in which we develop an OWL reasoner and
  efficient reasoning algorithms. I also still work on algorithms for
  answering conjunctive queries in expressive descriptions logics such
  as the ones that underpin the OWL standards. This is also the main
  reason for my interest in SPARQL, which could be a standard for
  querying OWL ontologies and some OWL reasoners do already provide a
  SPARQL interface. I have not much hands-on experience with SPARQL
  yet, but I am interested in clarifying the semantics of SPARQL
  queries over OWL ontologies and I know OWL and reasoning techniques
  and imlementations for working with OWL ontologies.

  I have never before participated in a W3C working group, but I know
  roughly what this involves since several of my collegues actively
  participate mainly in the W3C WG for the OWL standards.

-- contact info:
  My email is birte dot glimm at comlab dot ox dot ac dot uk. Other
  contact details can be found at

-- what I expect to get out of this WG

  A version/subset of SPARQL that can be used as query language for OWL
  ontologies and that is consistent with the OWL standard.

-- what I hope/expect to contribute.

  I hope that my experience with OWL and OWL reasoners will help to
  make SPARQL a relevant query language for OWL ontologies.

I look forward to participation in the group and I will attend the F2F
next week,

Birte Glimm, Room 306
Computing Laboratory
Parks Road
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1865 283529

Received on Thursday, 30 April 2009 15:18:48 UTC