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WOWG: Happy Birthday DAML...

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 17:45:40 -0400
Message-Id: <p0511170eb99595820e64@[]>
To: webont <www-webont-wg@w3.org>
Cc: w3c-semweb-cg@w3.org, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>

All, I was stunned today to realize that the kickoff meeting for the 
DARPA DAML program was held only two years ago this month (I lost a 
beer betting it was longer ago than that) -- Web Ontology Langauge 
has come an incredible distance in that short time, and I want to 
thank ALL of you for the incredibly hard work you've all put into 
getting us so far so fast -- we still have work to do, but compared 
to how far we've come in so short a time, it's not too bad.  (Last 
night the DAML crawler found over 4,200,000 million DAML statements 
on close to 20,000 web pages - not bad for a couple of years!!)
p.s. 18 months ago, Tim Berners-Lee joked that he would buy me a beer 
if we got the language to CR by the end of 2002 -- we're on track - 
so please help me win back the one I lost at lunch today :->

Professor James Hendler				  hendler@cs.umd.edu
Director, Semantic Web and Agent Technologies	  301-405-2696
Maryland Information and Network Dynamics Lab.	  301-405-6707 (Fax)
Univ of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742	  240-731-3822 (Cell)
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