derI’ve worked in and around AI technologies for more years than I care to remember, touching on image processing, automated programming, expert systems, AI language design, program transformation, handwriting processing, inference engines and the semantic web.

I’ve been working on semantic web technologies since around 2000. In terms of software tools I’m to blame for the first database backend of Jena (when it was still jena1!), the current inference architecture and the rule engines. In terms of applications I ran the HP end of the SWAD-E project work that led to things like the Semantic Web Environmental Directory, the ePerson project on p2p knowledge sharing and numerous HP applications in systems management, information management and e-discovery. I’m also part of the RIF (Rules Interchange Framework) working group, co-editing the RIF Core specification and a note on implementing OWL 2 RL in RIF.

With the closure of the HP Enterprise Informatics Laboratory I’m setting out, with a group of friends and colleagues, on a new startup venture doing consultancy and software tools for the linked data web – wish us luck!

In my spare time I teach and practice Aikido – if you’ve never tried it then do, it’s great. If you are ever in Thornbury on a Friday night then drop into the club in the Thornbury Leisure Centre and see what it’s all about.

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Email: dave.e.reynolds [at] gmail [dot] com    dave [at] epimorphics [dot] com

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If you know me, and have a a FOAF file, then add this snippet inside your foaf:Person element to tell the Web of Data that you know me. It assumes you’ve declared the FOAF prefix (i.e. you have a line like this: xmlns:foaf = “http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/” in the header of your FOAF file):

  <foaf:Person rdf:about="http://www.amberdown.net/rdf/foaf.rdf#der">
    <foaf:name>Dave Reynolds</foaf:name>
     <rdfs:seeAlso rdf:resource="http://www.amberdown.net/rdf/foaf.rdf"/>