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Matt Aronoff

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Matt Aronoff is a Computer Scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Oberlin College, and his areas of computing interest include GUI design, information visualization, and operating systems. He works primarily in Java and C++, but is currently studying the Ruby language with great abandon.

France Baril [france.baril@ixiasoft.com]

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France Baril has a B.A. in Communication and a B.Sc. in Computer Science. She has worked as a multimedia developer, a trainer and a technical documentation specialist. Her focus is on applying the power of XML to technical content development and publishing. She is part of the DITA Technical Committee at OASIS and is currently working on two DITA-based documentation projects. When she is not in front of her computer, you might find her rock-climbing, playing hockey, rollerblading or reading fiction.

Robert Barta

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Dr.-techn. Barta is in his daytime job academic entertainer, but in his heart full-time developer and architect of syndication infrastructures. Since 2001 he is involved in the Topic Map standardization process and is one of the editors for TMQL, the upcoming TM query language.

Syd Bauman

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Syd Bauman is the Programmer/Analyst for the Women Writers Project, where he has worked since 1990, designing and maintaining a significantly extended TEI-conformant DTD for encoding early printed books. He also serves as the North American Editor of the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines. He has an AB from Brown University in political science and has worked as a Emergency Medical Technician since 1984.

Syd Bauman

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Syd Bauman is the Programmer/Analyst for the Women Writers Project, where he has worked since 1990, designing and maintaining a significantly extended TEI-conformant DTD for encoding early printed books. He also serves as the North American Editor of the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines. He has an AB from Brown University in political science and has worked as an Emergency Medical Technician since 1983.

Bradley R. Bebee [bebeeb@saic.com]

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Mr. Brad Bebee is Director, System Software at the SAIC Advanced Systems & Concepts. He was involved with various DARPA programs as a developer of key architectural and design initiatives. He has significant experience in the design and development of commercial software products. Mr. Bebee has a strong background in software design and development focused on applying Object Oriented Methodologies to capture user requirements and develop component architectures. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science.

Michel Biezunski [mb@infoloom.com]

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Michel Biezunski is a consultant in information technologies working for Infoloom. His major area of work is the design and deployment of topic maps-based applications, especially for US government agencies. He is a co-author of the ISO/IEC 13250 Topic Maps standard. Michel Biezunski has worked in the field of philosophy and history of physics before getting involved in information management.

David J. Birnbaum [djbpitt+@pitt.edu]

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David Birnbaum is Associate Professor and Chairman of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.

Terrence Brady [terry.brady@lexisnexis.com]

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BS in Science with Computer Science minor from the University of Notre Dame, 1990

As a Consulting Software Engineer with LexisNexis0, I have developed numerous data conversion, metadata, and editorial system applications since 1990. I have served as a technical lead on several XML-related development projects since 2000.

Matthijs Breebaart [m.breebaart@belastingdienst.nl]

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Matthijs Breebaart is an information architect at the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration, Centre for Professional Development and Communication.

Anne Brüggemann-Klein [brueggem@in.tum.de]

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Professor Brüggemann-Klein received her PhD degree in 1985 from the University of Münster and her Habilitation in 1993 from the University of Freiburg. In 1994, she joined the Fakultät für Informatik at the Technische Universität München.

Her research interests are hypertext and document engineering, with an emphasis on modelling and formal-languages techniques. Her work, together with Derick Wood, on unambiguous content models is cited in the XML Recommendation.

Professor Brüggemann-KLein teaches electronic publishing and conducts a lab course on XML technology at the TU München.

François Bry [Francois.Bry@ifi.lmu.de]

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François Bry, born 1956, is currently investigating methods and applications emphasizing XML, semistructured data, document modeling, and query answering. Formerly, he worked on deductive databases, automated theorem proving, and logic programming. Since 1994, he is a full professor at the Institute for Computer Science of the University of Munich, Germany. From 1984 through 1993, he was with the European Computer-Industry Research Centre (ECRC), Munich. Before 1983, he worked in a few companies in Paris, France, among others on an early word processor. He received in 1981 a PhD from the University of Paris. He has been visiting at several university and research centers, including ICOT in Tokyo. He gave invited talks at many major research centers, universities, and scientific conferences. He contributed to scientific conferences as an author, program committee member or chairman. He has been or is involved in research projects founded by the European Community (ESPRIT, FP6) and in doctoral schools founded by the German Foundation for Research (DFG). He likes biking, hiking, and traveling.

François Bry [Francois.Bry@ifi.lmu.de]

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François Bry, born 1956, is currently investigating methods and applications emphasizing XML, semistructured data, document modeling, and query answering. Formerly, he worked on deductive databases, automated theorem proving, and logic programming. Since 1994, he is a full professor at the Institute for Informatics of the University of Munich, Germany. From 1984 through 1993, he was with the European Computer-Industry Research Centre (ECRC), Munich. Before 1983, he worked in a few companies in Paris, France, among others on an early word processor. He received in 1981 a PhD from the University of Paris. He has been visiting at several university and research centers, including ICOT in Tokyo. He gave invited talks at many major research centers, universities, and scientific conferences. He contributed to scientific conferences as an author, program committee member or chairman. He has been or is involved in research projects founded by the European Community (ESPRIT, FP6) and in doctoral schools founded by the German Foundation for Research (DFG). He likes biking, hiking, and traveling.

Lou Burnard [lou.burnard@oucs.ox.ac.uk]

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Lou Burnard is European Editor of the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines, Assistant Director of Oxford University Computing Services and has been involved in text encoding, linguistic computing and general humanities computing since the dawn of time.

Jeremy J. Carroll

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Most of Jeremy Carroll's current work is within the context of the W3C's Semantic Web activity. He is co-editor of both the RDF Concepts and OWL Test Cases Recommendations. He represents Hewlett-Packard on the Semantic Web Best Practices and Deployment Working Group. His first significant contribution to the Semantic Web was the ARP RDF Parser, which is widely viewed as one of the most conformant. This, like much of Jeremy's software, is freely available in the opensource Jena Semantic Web Framework. Prior to working in the Semantic Web, his research for Hewlett-Packard covered a number of areas: printing e-services, clustered printing, dataflow systems, high performance and distributed databases, expert systems. He drew the first picture of a Venn diagram of six triangles. Prior to joining Hewlett-Packard, he was a doctoral student and then a post-doc researcher in computational linguisitic at UMIST.

Sébastien Chaumat [Sebastien.Chaumat@ens-lyon.fr]

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Sébastien Chaumat is the IT manager of the Information and Communication service at École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (designer of the LCMS).

He is Debian Developper (author of replicator and contributor to various free software projects). He gave many lectures about Debian GNU/linux administration and conferences about free software.

He has a degree in education at the doctoral level (agregation) and a Phd Thesis in Physics.

Anne Cregan [annec@cse.unsw.edu.au]

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Anne Cregan is a PhD student in NICTA's Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Program. Prior to PhD enrolment she worked as a Technology and Business Consultant, Data Miner and Marketing Modeller. She was General Manager of two Internet-related companies in 1998-2000. She has a first class honours degree from the University of Sydney in Cognitive Psychology and Human Intelligence.

Duane Degler [ddegler@ipgems.com]

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Duane Degler has consulted on a broad range of organizational performance issues, with experience in user-centered design, information/knowledge strategy, process analysis, international system implementation, training, and multimedia. He is currently involved in the development of the Pensare Group, as well as supporting clients such as the Social Security Administration. His work and writings are increasingly focused on design and content/knowledge management related to the adoption of semantic technologies. He has worked with government agencies, legal firms, insurance companies, major auto manufacturers, and several health organizations. His interface/system design work has received three US awards. He has managed pioneering multimedia projects in the '80s and spent much of the '90s in the UK involved in knowledge management research and consulting, contributing to his multi-disciplinary approach to interaction design. Duane holds a BS in Broadcast Communications and an MS in Organizational Communications.

Steven DeRose [sderose@acm.org]

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Steven DeRose has been working with electronic books and hypertext for many years, and has served on standards committees including XML, XLink, XPath, XPointer, TEI, OSIS, and others. He is a frequent speaker on linguistics, markup, and other topics, and has published two books and many articles. He presently serves as Chairman of the Bible Technology Group.

Steven DeRose [sderose@acm.org]

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Steven DeRose has been working with electronic books and hypertext since 1977 when he joined the team at Brown University working on FRESS [DeRo], the second hypertext system. His doctoral work is in natural language processing, specializing in computer analysis and modeling of large data collections. His 1987 article with Coombs and Renear [Coom] is a primary resource on the theory of descriptive markup.

DeRose has served, often as editor, on standards committees including XML, XLink, XPath, XPointer, TEI, OSIS, and others. He also co-founded Electronic Book Technologies where he architected the first SGML browser and search engine, DynaText, which was used for very large-scale documents such as Sun, SGI, Novell, and Boeing documentation, and resulted in 11 patents. After selling EBT he became Chief Scientist of Brown's Scholarly Technology Group, and now is an independent consultant and Chairman of the Bible Technology Group. He is a frequent speaker on markup, linguistics, literary hypertext, and other topics, and has published many articles, as well as books on SGML and HyTime.

Angelo Di Iorio [diiorio@cs.unibo.it]

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Angelo Di Iorio holds a Laurea degree in Computer Science from the University of Bologna and has been a Ph.D. student since January 2004. His research interests include content management systems, web technologies and data formats

David Dodds [drdodds@open-meta.com]

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David Dodds has worked with computers since 1968, when he wrote Continuous Systems Models (CSMP) on IBM mainframe computers at university. Later he worked at Nortel (Northern Telecom Bell Northern Research) where he designed and developed graphical interfaces and scientific and technical visualization systems, and wrote text understanding software, these were in-house projects to allow extraction of content from telephony specification documents for use by graphical-interface programs, and he also wrote expert systems in C and Prolog. Prior to that, in university environments, he programmed a speech synthesis system; which produced the first ever machine spoken Coast Salish; and designed and developed technical scientific models and simulations; including a simulated town council in a continuous system Forrester Limits to Growth model. He was Sessional Lecturer and taught computing science in a university computing science department.

He has been working the last several years on the various emerging XML technologies, was on the W3C SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) workgroup to develop the specification for SVG 1.0, and on the Idealliance committee to develop XML Topic Map (XTM) specifcation. David has published numerous papers in robotics and on fuzzy systems. Two of these papers were published in the SPIE proceedings Space Station Automation III. He was lead-author of the book WROX Professional XML Meta Data. He also worked as technical reviewer for Kurt Cagle’s SVG book. He has presented a number of papers on XML SVG and RDF, Intelligent and Content Aware Graphics Systems.

David presented two papers at SVGOpen 2003, one on Accessing SVG Content Linguistically and Conceptually, the other on Programming SVG Advanced Access Using Metadata and Fuzzy Sets. He presented a paper, Natural Language Processing and Diagrams, about the use of ontologies and logic, at The 2004 International Conference on Machine Learning; Models, Technologies and Applications; which is a part of The 2004 International Multiconference in Computer Science and Computer Engineering.

David Dubin [ddubin@uiuc.edu]

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David Dubin is a senior research scientist on the staff of the Information Systems Research Lab at the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science. He is a member of the Electronic Publishing Research Group.

Patrick Durusau

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Patrick Durusau is the Director of Research and Development at the Society of Biblical Literature. He is currently the Chair of the US National Technical Advisory Group (V1) to ISO SC34; technical lead for the Open Scriptural Information System (OSIS) project, an effort supported by the SBL and the American Bible Society, the United Bible Societies, SIL and others; co-editor of the Topic Maps Reference Model; Chair of the Topic Maps Published Subjects TC at OASIS, as well as chairing the Topic Maps GeoLang TC and the XML Voc TC; and is a member of the Text Encoding Initiative Board of Directors. His primary research interests are topic maps, overlapping markup, Unicode and markup systems for the encoding, display and analysis of Ancient Near Eastern texts in their original languages.

Patrick Durusau [Patrick@Durusau.net]

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Patrick Durusau has spent the last 15 years involved in a variety of markup projects. Today, most of his energies are focused on topic maps and related technologies both in ISO and OASIS. He serves on the TEI Board of Directors and is the technical lead for the OSIS project (a standard for encoding bibles in XML). He is currently the chair of INCITS V1, the US National Body representative to ISO/IEC JTC1 SC34, which is the committee responsible for SGML, HyTime, DSDL and Topic Maps. He also serves as the chair of the Published Subjects TC at OASIS.

Formerly Patrick Durusau was Director of Research and Development for the Society of Biblical Literature and was the director of the Society of Biblical Literature Font Foundation. He remains interested in the use of markup to enable both display and analysis of Ancient Near Eastern texts and languages.

He was a solo law practioner in Louisiana for ten years, accepting cases that ran from separation and divorce to death penalty litigation.

Davide Fiorello [fiorello@cs.unibo.it]

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Davide Fiorello holds a Laurea degree in Computer Science from the University of Bologna.

Julia Flanders

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Julia Flanders is the Director of the Brown University Women Writers Project, where she has worked (as proofreader, textbase editor, project manager, and other things) since 1992. She currently serves as the Chair of the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium and the Vice-President of the Association for Computers and the Humanities. She holds degrees in English history and literature, but her current research focuses on problems of text encoding theory and digital textuality, and for fun she sometimes binds books.

Achille Fokoue [achille@us.ibm.com]

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Achille Fokoue has worked on XML related technologies and business rules at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center and at IBM's Zurich Research Lab (Switzerland) since 1999.

In Watson lab, he was the primary architect and the developer of IBM XML Schema Quality Checker. His work on XML technologies involved static analyses of XPath, XQuery and XSLT for both program understanding and optimization purposes. In his work on business rules, Fokoue has contributed to the design and implementation of the Fusion system, a set of tools and a runtime designed to bridge the gap between business users and application developers.

In Zurich lab's pervasive computing department, he was involved in the early development of the peer-to-peer replication infrastructure of the Fluid Project.

Matthew Fuchs

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Matthew Fuchs, PhD, is senior architect at Westbridge Technology. Before that, he was chief scientist for XML related technologies at CommerceOne, an industry leader in electronic commerce. He co-authored the "Schema for Object Oriented XML" and designed its object-oriented features (and the software that exploits them). He received his Ph.D. from NYU in 1995, where his work on mobile object systems started his fixation on using XML (and its SGML predecessor) as a metalanguage for describing agent communication languages. Dr. Fuchs was a founding member of the W3C working group that created XML and is a member of the XML Schema Working Group before CommerceOne, he was a researcher at Walt Disney Imagineering and at WVU's Concurrent Engineering Research Center.

Lars Marius Garshol [larsga@ontopia.net]

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Lars Marius Garshol is currently Development Manager at Ontopia, a leading topic map software vendor. He has been active in the XML and topic map communities as a speaker, consultant, open source developer, and technology creator for a number of years. He helped develop the standard SAX API for XML development, translated it to Python, and wrote an open-source validating XML parser in Python.

Lars Marius has also been responsible for adding Unicode support to the Opera web browser. His book on Definitive XML Application Development, was published by Prentice-Hall in its Charles Goldfarb series. Lars Marius is one of the editors of the ISO Topic Map Query Language standard, and also co-editor of the Topic Map Data Model.

Nicola Gessa [gessa@cs.unibo.it]

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Nicola Gessa holds a Laurea degree in Computer Science from the University of Bologna and is a Ph.D. student since January 2003.

Irina Golfman [irina@inera.com]

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Irina Golfman founded Inera Incorporated in 1992 to provide SGML-related consulting services. Under her guidance, Inera has successfully completed SGML- and XML-based projects for clients in the printing, publishing, manufacturing, computer, and financial services industries. Prior to founding Inera, Ms Golfman was Director of Product Development for Kurzweil Computer Products, a division of Xerox. In that role, she managed the design and development of OCR/ICR products for Macintosh, Windows, and Unix. Before joining Xerox, Ms. Golfman held positions in software development at Wang Laboratories, Linkware, Codex Corporation, and Prime Computer.

Ian E. Gorman [iegorman@sourceforge.net]

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Ian is a software developer who occasionally writes about his work.

Daniele Gubellini [gubellin@cs.unibo.it]

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Daniele Gubellini holds a Laurea degree in Computer Science from the University of Bologna.

Elliotte R. Harold [elharo@metalab.unc.edu]

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Elliotte Rusty Harold is an internationally respected writer, programmer, and educator, both on the Internet and off. He got his start writing FAQ lists for the Macintosh newsgroups on Usenet and has since branched out into books, Web sites, and newsletters. He's an adjunct professor of computer science at Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, New York. His Cafe con Leche Web site at http://www.cafeconleche.org/ has become one of the most popular independent XML sites on the Web.

Elliotte R. Harold [elharo@metalab.unc.edu]

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Elliotte Rusty Harold is an internationally respected writer, programmer, and educator, both on the Internet and off. He got his start writing FAQ lists for the Macintosh newsgroups on Usenet and has since branched out into books, Web sites, and newsletters. He's an adjunct professor of computer science at Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, New York. His Cafe con Leche Web site at http://www.cafeconleche.org/ has become one of the most popular independent XML sites on the Web. He's currently working on the XOM API for processing XML with Java, the jaxen XPath engine, and the Jester tool for testing unit test suites.

Erik Hennum [ehennum@us.ibm.com]

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Erik Hennum works on the design and implementation of User Assistance for the IBM Storage Systems Group. For DITA, he has helped shape the principles of domain specialization. He participates in the OASIS DITA Technical Committee as a member.

Mirco Hilbert

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Mirco Hilbert studied Computer Science and Language Technology at Bielefeld University. He is now a member of the research unit for Applied and Computational Linguistics at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen. Parts of the paper deal with aspects of his Master's Thesis.

G. Ken Holman

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Mr. G. Ken Holman is the Chief Technology Officer for Crane Softwrights Ltd., current international secretary of the ISO subcommittee responsible for the SGML family of standards, an invited expert to the W3C and member of the W3C Working Group that developed XML from SGML, the founding chair of the two OASIS XML and XSLT Conformance Technical Committees and current chair of the UBL FPSC subcommittee, the former chair of the Canadian committee to the ISO, the author of electronically-published and print-published books on XML-related technologies, and a frequent conference speaker.

Thomas M. Insalaco

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Thomas M. Insalaco is a program planner and analyst in the Planning & Integration department at BWXT Y-12. His work focuses on medium- to long-range planning, life-cycle planning, cost estimating, and program integration. He uses tools like simulation and topic maps to help him discover and understand relationships between program requirements, program plans, resource availabilities and dependencies, project risks, and costs. His assignments at Y-12 have included leading the development of the Y-12 Ten-year Baseline Plan; leading the weapons program cost estimating team; leading the technical team for the Weapons Record Archival Project; being the technical manager for the CALS Roadmap demonstrations and presentations in 1994 and 1995; leading the deployment for Y-12’s shop floor control system; and managing the Y-12 Concurrent Engineering Center. Mr. Insalaco is certified as a Production and Inventory Control Manager (CPIM) by the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) (1992), and he has a M.S. in industrial engineering from Ohio State University (1990) and a B.A. in mathematics and computer science from the State University College of New York at Potsdam (1979).

Lee Iverson [leei@ece.ubc.ca]

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Lee Iverson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering's Software Engineering Program. His main research interests are in Knowledge Management, collaboration, digital libraries and museums and usable security and privacy systems.

Stephan Kepser [kepser@sfs.uni-tuebingen.de]

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Stephan Kepser is a research associate at the linguistics department at the University of Tübingen. His main interests are model theoretic and complexity theoretic properties of linguistic theories and the design and implementation of query languages for linguistic corpora and XML documents. He received his Ph.D. in computational linguistics from the University of Munich in 1998.

Renee Lewis [renee.lewis@pensaregroup.com]

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Renee Lewis has over 18 years of experience developing and delivering object and Internet-based solutions for government and commercial clients. She is currently President and Founder of the Pensare Group, LLC, a consulting company specializing in technology adoption and communication strategies. Today, she supports clients such as the Social Security Administration with a contextual retrieval engine, and three other advanced research companies focused on bayes net, analytic search engines, and collaboration portals. She has held leadership positions in technology companies focused on market areas such as drug safety, e-Learning, health care, and telecommunications. She also spent 10 years as a consultant for Booz, Allen and Hamilton, focused on implementing distributed database architectures for both commercial and government clients. She holds a BS from the Pennsylvania State University and an MS from George Washington University in software engineering.

Giovani Librelotto

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Giovani Librelotto is a PhD student in computer science at University of Minho in Portugal.

Christian Lieske [christian.lieske@sap.com]

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Christian Lieske is a member of SAP's group for MultiLingual Technology. He works on putting Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Content Engineering to use. Projects he works on include tools for quality assurance for terminology, terminology extraction and checking, style checking, and XML-related projects for various types of content. He is actively involved in standards activities driven by OASIS and the W3C, and enjoys internal consulting related to NLP, XML, and general authoring and localization issues. Before joining SAP, Christian worked for several NLP Research Institutes. He holds a degree in Computer Science with special focus on Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence.

Paolo Marinelli [pmarinel@cs.unibo.it]

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Paolo Marinelli holds a Laurea degree in Computer Science at the University of Bologna. The topic of his Master Thesis regards SchemaPath, the conservative extension of XML Schema for expressing conditional content models and co-constraints, partially described in this paper.

James David Mason

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James D. Mason, originally trained as a mediaevalist and linguist, has been a writer, systems developer, and manufacturing engineer at U.S. Department of Energy facilities in Oak Ridge since the late 1970s. In 1981, he joined the ISO’s work on standards for document management and interchange. He has chaired ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34, which is responsible for SGML, DSSSL, topic maps, and related standards, since 1985. Dr. Mason has been a frequent writer and speaker on standards and their applications. For his work on SGML, Dr. Mason has received the Gutenberg Award from Printing Industries of America and the Tekkie Award from GCA. Dr. Mason was Chairman of the Knowledge Technologies 2002 conference sponsored by IDEAlliance. He is currently working on information systems to support the classification community at DOE's Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Eric Miller

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Eric Miller is the Activity Lead for the W3C World Wide Web Consortium's Semantic Web Initiative.

His responsibilities include the architectural and technical leadership in the design and evolution of Semantic Web infrastructure. Responsibililities additionally include working with W3C Working Group members so that both working groups in the Semantic Web activity, as well as other W3C activities, produce Web standards that support Semantic Web requirements. Additionally, to build support among user and vendor communities for the Semantic Web by illustrating the benefits to those communities and means of participating in the creation of a metadata-ready Web. And finally to establish liaisons with other technical standards bodies involved in Web-related technology to ensure compliance with existing Semantic Web standards and collect requirements for future W3C work.

Before joining the W3C, Eric was a Senior Research Scientist at OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., and the co-founder and Associate Director of the The Dublin Core Metdata Initiative, an open forum engaged in the development of interoperable online metadata standards that support a broad range of purposes and business models.

Eric holds a Research Scientist appointment at MIT's Laboratory for Computer Science.

Graham Moore [graham.moore@empolis.uk]

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Graham has worked in the XML, SGML and Content and Knowledge Management arena for the past 6 years. After graduating from Southampton University he joined Database Publishing System Ltd, a consultancy specialising in XML and SGML solutions. Graham joined STEP GmbH in 1999 where he become CTO and then Vice President of Research and Development for Empolis. He was responsible for a research team that developed new content and knowledge management products including X2X and K42. Graham has been involved heavily with the Topic Map standardization process. He is editor of XTM 1.0, co-author of the SAM and XTM parts of the new ISO 13250 standard.

Steven R. Newcomb [srn@coolheads.com]

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Steven R. Newcomb is an information architecture methodology pioneer, consultant, entrepreneur, and (former) university professor. He drafted and edited the ISO/IEC 13250:2000 and :2003 Topic Maps International Standard, also known as "XTM" ("XML Topic Maps"), and he drafted and co-edits (with the co-author of this paper) the Topic Maps -- Reference Model. He served as editor of the ISO Hypermedia/Time-based Structuring Language ("HyTime", ISO/IEC 10744:1992 and :1997), and of the ISO Standard Music Description Language (ISO/IEC 10743:1996). He founded and co-chairs the "Extreme Markup Languages" summer technical conference series of IDEAlliance, now in its twelfth year.

Matthew Brook O'Donnell

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Matthew Brook O'Donnell is Director of Research and Development for OpenText.org, an initiative to develop XML-based tools and resources for linguistic analysis. His research interests include corpus linguistics, text encoding and the linguistic analysis of ancient Greek.

Bijan Parsia [bparsia@isr.umd.edu]

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Bijan Parsia is a research philosopher specializing in the Semantic Web, description and hybrid logics, knowledge representation, knowledge interoperabilty, epistemology, oppression theory, and the philosophy of mathematics.

Thomas B. Passin [tpassin@comcast.net]

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Thomas Passin has been working with XML-related technologies since 1998. He helped to create the XML version of the message set in SAE J2354 Advanced Traveler Information Systems, currently in balloting, and has created a number of demonstration applications that use XML, XSLT, and Python technologies together. He also consults at work about XML and XSLT matters, and is active on a number of related discussion lists.

He is the author of the book "Explorer's Guide To The Semantic Web".

His interest in Topic Maps developed naturally from past experience with data modeling. He is currently finishing a manuscript about the Semantic Web.

Mr. Passin studied physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Chicago.

Wendell Piez

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Wendell Piez is an XML Consultant at Mulberry Technologies, Inc. His work with markup languages stems from broader interests in rhetoric and media theory. When not writing XSLT stylesheets, he may be practicing Tai Chi “push hands” or taking digital photographs of historic Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Wendell Piez

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Wendell Piez is a consultant at Mulberry Technologies, Inc., in Rockville, MD (USA). He is active in the Humanities Computing community through such organizations as ACH (the Association for Computing and the Humanites) and www.digitalhumanities.org. Both a practitioner and theorist in the design and development of markup languages and their applications since the mid-1990s, with broader interests in rhetoric and media theory, he has published and presented papers in several industry and academic venues, including Extreme and other IDEAlliance conferences.

Sébastien Pilloz [Sebastien.Pilloz@ens-lyon.fr]

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Sébastien Pilloz is the IT engineer of the Information and Communication service at École Normale Supéieure de Lyon and free software enthusiast.

He works with XML, Python, zope and plone. He is the author of a Zope Database Adapter for eXist XML DB.

Sebastian Rahtz [sebastian.rahtz@oucs.ox.ac.uk]

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Sebastian Rahtz works for Oxford University in IT support as an Information Manager. In his copious spare work time he is also a member of the Board of Directors and Technical Council of the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium, manager of the UK JISC-funded Open Source Advisory Service, a long-time TeX bore, and an open source bigot.

José Carlos Ramalho

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José Carlos is a teacher at the Department of Informatics and a researcher at the CCTC research center.

He has a Masters on "Compiler Construction" and a Ph.D. on the subject "Structured Document Processing and Semantics". He is supervising several XML/SGML projects and acting as an external consultant for several institutions.

Pedro Rangel Henriques

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Pedro Henriques is an Associated Professor of Computer Science at University of Minho and a researcher at CCTC research center.

His research and teaching activity has been concerned with programming in general - paradigms, specification formalisms and languages; in particular, his main interest is the development of language processors.

He completed, some years ago, his Ph.D. at University of Minho in the area of Attribute Grammars; he is, now, the leader of the Language Specification and Processing group. The application of the grammatical approach to problem solving and the use of parsing and semantic analysis technologies in various problem domains (namely, document processing, information retrieval and data/text mining, and geographical information systems) are the present concerns of his academic work.

Michelle Raymond [michelle.raymond@honeywell.com]

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Michelle Raymond's expertise is in the area of Web-based Application's Design, Development and Usability, and Human Centered Focused Development and Application of Knowledge Technologies. Michelle began working with web technologies in 1995 creating educational and informational web sites for The Geometry Center, a National Science Foundation Research Center. In 1996 she moved to the Honeywell Labs' Human Centered Systems section. She is now a Senior Research Scientist in the Automation and Control Solutions, Knowledge Services Lab. Currently, Michelle's main interests are in Human Centered, Dynamic Generation of User Interfaces, Augmented Cognition and in bringing vital technologies to the areas of Emergency First Responder and Emergency Alert. External to Honeywell, Michelle owns and operates "Knowledge Interaction Consulting," and is a trained member of a "Community Emergency Response Team" in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Bruce Rosenblum [bruce@inera.com]

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Bruce Rosenblum, CEO of Inera, has spent more than twenty years designing and implementing electronic publishing solutions. He consults on the application of XML in publishing and the design of electronic production workflows. As a system designer, he co-authored the new NLM journal and archive DTDs and the CrossRef Metadata Deposit Schema. At Inera, Mr. Rosenblum leads the design and development of eXtyles, Inera's integrated suite of editorial and XML tools for Microsoft Word, which automates editorial and XML production processes and is used in the production of more than 300 journals worldwide. Prior to joining Inera, Mr. Rosenblum was Vice President at Turning Point Software, where he led the design and development of software products for companies such as Microsoft, Word Perfect, and Houghton Mifflin.

Felix Sasaki [felix.sasaki@uni-bielefeld.de]

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Felix Sasaki is working in a research project which is concerned with markup languages and their application to the modeling of (linguistic) textual data. His main interest lies in the relation between different models, i.e. models for markup and for knowledge representation formats, e.g. formats developed in in the Semantic Web initiative.

Felix Sasaki [fsasaki@w3.org]

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Until 1999, Felix Sasaki has studied Japanese and Linguistics in Berlin, Germany. From 1999 until 2005 he worked in the Department for Computational Linguistics and 'Text Technology' in Bielefeld, Germany. As of 1 April 2005, he joined the W3C Internationalization Activity.

Sebastian Schaffert [Sebastian.Schaffert@ifi.lmu.de]

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Sebastian Schaffert, born 1976, holds a Computer Science degree from the University of Munich (2001). He is currently employed as a teaching and research assistant at the Institute for Computer Science of the University of Munich, where he is working on his PhD thesis. His research interests are in XML and semistructured data, as well as functional and logic programming. He has several publications on the language Xcerpt and related topics. Besides this, Sebastian is interested in Linux and Open Source software, and likes sailing, biking and mountaineering.

Sebastian Schaffert [Sebastian.Schaffert@ifi.lmu.de]

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Sebastian Schaffert, born 1976, holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Munich, Germany (2004). Since August 2005, he is employed as researcher at the Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft m.b.H. in Salzburg, Austria. He was formerly a teaching and research assistant at the Institute for Informatics of the University of Munich. His research interests are in Semantic Web research, context adaptation, XML and semistructured data, as well as functional and logic programming. He has contributed to many scientific conferences as author and program committee member and has several publications on the rule-based XML query language Xcerpt and related topics. Besides this, Sebastian is interested in Linux and Open Source software, and likes sailing, biking and mountaineering.

Oliver Schonefeld

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Oliver Schonefeld studies Computer Science and Language Technology at Bielefeld University. Parts of the paper deal with aspects of his Master's Thesis.

Erich Schubert [erich@vitavonni.de]

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Erich Schubert, born 1980, is a student of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Munich, Germany and at the University of Berkeley, California, where he currently participates in a student exchange program at the School of Information Management & Systems. Research interests include algebra, logic, XML and semistructured data, information management, artificial intelligence and efficient algorithms. In his spare time he is a member of the Debian GNU/Linux development community, interested in Open Source software in general and enjoys biking, dancing and traveling.

Christian Siefkes [christian@siefkes.net]

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Christian Siefkes is a Ph.D. student in Computer Science and a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Graduate School in Distributed Information Systems. He is preparing his Ph.D. thesis in the area of information extraction, focusing on incrementally trainable statistical approaches. Former work included R&D on trust management in peer-to-peer architectures and the development and maintenance of a VoiceXML gateway for voice applications.

Antonio J. Sierra [antonio@trajano.us.es]

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Antonio J. Sierra Collado received the Telecommunications Engineering degree from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain in 1995, and completed the Ph. D. Proposal from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona in 1998. He has collaborated in projects and training courses for several companies. He has also participated in other research projects. Since 1996 he is an Assistant-Professor at the University of Sevilla. His main research interests include development of XML, Java, Web Services and Grid Services applications.

C. M. Sperberg-McQueen

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C.M. Sperberg-McQueen is a member of the technical staff at the World Wide Web Consortium; he chairs the W3C XML Schema Working Group and XML Coordination Group.

C. M. Sperberg-McQueen

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C.M. Sperberg-McQueen is a member of the technical staff at the World Wide Web Consortium; he chairs the W3C XML Schema Working Group and XML Coordination Group.

C. M. Sperberg-McQueen

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C.M. Sperberg-McQueen is a member of the technical staff at the World Wide Web Consortium; he serves on the W3C XML Schema Working Group and chairs the XML Coordination Group.

C. M. Sperberg-McQueen

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C.M. Sperberg-McQueen is a member of the technical staff at the World Wide Web Consortium; he serves on the W3C XML Schema Working Group and chairs the XML Coordination Group.

Simon St.Laurent [simonstl@simonstl.com]

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Simon St. Laurent is an Editor with O'Reilly and Associates. Prior to that, he'd been a web developer, network administrator, computer book author, and XML troublemaker. He lives in Ithaca, NY. His books include XML:A Primer, XML Elements of Style, and Office 2003 XML, with Evan Lenz and Mary McRae.

Patrick Stickler

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Patrick Stickler works with the Web Services group at Forum Nokia, the third-party developer support division of Nokia, using RDF to build metadata-driven content management and publication solutions used both internally within Nokia as well as in product documentation delivery systems for telecom network management systems. Patrick has been an active member of the RDF Core WG and has participated in several other standards groups and initiatives in the past relating to metadata and knowledge management. His earlier work has centered around structured markup, content management, data mining, and knowledge based systems. Patrick has a bachelor's degree in Computational Linguistics and Computer Science from the University of Helsinki and a master's degree in Information Studies from the University of Tampere.

Bryan Thompson [thompsonbry@saic.com]

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Mr. Thompson leads the SAIC/ASC role in Information Architecture efforts on the behalf of customers in the Intelligence Community and supports the SAIC/ASC roles in Systems Architecture and Metrics & Evaluation efforts for that community. Currently, Mr. Thompson is leading an effort to adopt agile, test-first, continuous integration methodologies and tools pioneered in the open source community for clients in the Intelligence community. Mr. Thompson serves on the W3C RDF Data Access Working Group, was a founding member of the XML Topic Maps Authoring Group, and is the founding Director of the Cognitive Web – an open source project exploring architectural solutions to support collaborative, process-oriented decision-making and critical thinking. He has an background in decision support systems, cognitive psychology, neural networks, computational linguistics, non-monotonic pseudo-probabilistic logics, and software architecture.

B. Tommie Usdin

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Tommie Usdin has been working with XML and XSLT since their inception, and with SGML since 1985. Ms. Usdin chairs the Extreme Markup Languages conference. She was co-editor of Markup Languages: Theory & Practice, a peer reviewed quarterly publication published by the MIT Press. Ms. Usdin has led teams doing document analysis and vocabulary (DTD/schema) development for medical reference works, scientific and technical textbooks, industrial manuals, legal treatises, and historical literature. She has taught SGML and XML to executives, managers, technical writers, publications staffs, and typesetters. Her courses have varied from high-level overviews of the concepts underlying SGML and XML, to the impact of conversion to these markup languages on the workplace, the technical details of DTD development and maintenance, document analysis, how to tag and correct autotagged documents, and details of particular SGML and XML applications.

Eric van der Vlist [vdv@dyomedea.com]

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Eric van der Vlist is an independent XML consultant, developer, trainer and writer.

He’s involved in many XML projects for the French administration, most of them related to the publication of XML vocabularies.

Eric is the editor of the ISO DSDL Part 10 specification (work in progress, see http://dsdl.org) describing “Validation Management”. He is also the author of Examplotron (http://examplotron.org) and one of the editors of RSS 1.0. (www.purl.org/rss/1.0/).

He is a contributing editor to XML.com and xmlhack.com, creator and chief editor of XMLfr.org, the main website dedicated to XML in French, and therefore contributes to the adoption of XML by the French community.

Eric is the author of "XML Schema, The W3C's Object-Oriented Descriptions for XML", O'Reilly 2002 and "RELAX NG, A Simpler Schema Language For XML", O'Reilly 2003.

He lives in Paris France, but you will probably meet him in one of the many international conferences where he delivers his tutorials and presentations.

He welcomes your comments at vdv@dyomedea.com.

Eric van der Vlist [vdv@dyomedea.com]

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Eric van der Vlist is an independent XML consultant, developer, trainer and writer.

He’s involved in many XML projects for the French administration, most of them related to the publication of XML vocabularies.

Eric is the editor of the ISO DSDL Part 10 specification (work in progress, see http://dsdl.org) describing “Validation Management”. He is also the author of Examplotron (http://examplotron.org) and one of the editors of RSS 1.0. (www.purl.org/rss/1.0/).

He is the creator and chief editor of XMLfr.org, the main website dedicated to XML in French, and therefore contributes to the adoption of XML by the French community.

Eric is the author of "XML Schema, The W3C's Object-Oriented Descriptions for XML", O'Reilly 2002 and "RELAX NG, A Simpler Schema Language For XML", O'Reilly 2003.

He lives in Paris France, but you will probably meet him in one of the many international conferences where he delivers his tutorials and presentations.

He welcomes your comments at vdv@dyomedea.com.

Gérard Vidal [Gerard.Vidal@ens-lyon.fr]

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Gérard Vidal is the Director of the Information and Communication service at École Normale Supérieure de Lyon.

He is also the leader of a research team supporting and studying the deployment of open source solutions in university educational systems.

He is a University Lecturer and has a degree in education at the doctoral level (agregation) and a Phd Thesis in Geology.

Fabio Vitali [fabio@cs.unibo.it]

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Fabio Vitali is a professor at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bologna. He holds a Laurea degree in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Computer and Law, both from the University of Bologna. His research interests include markup languages; distributed, coordinated systems; and the World Wide Web. He is the author of several papers on hypertext functionalities, the World Wide Web, and XML.

Fabio Vitali [fabio@cs.unibo.it]

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Fabio Vitali is a professor at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bologna. He holds a Laurea degree in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Computer and Law, both from the University of Bologna. His research interests include markup languages; distributed, coordinated systems; and the World Wide Web. He is the author of several papers on hypertex functionalities, the World Wide Web, and XML.

Norman Walsh

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Norman Walsh is an XML Standards Architect in the Core XML Technologies and Standards group at Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Norm is an active participant in a number of standards efforts worldwide, including the XML Core and XSL Working Groups of the World Wide Web Consortium where he is also an elected member of the Technical Architecture Group, the OASIS RELAX NG Committee, the OASIS Entity Resolution Committee for which he is the editor, and the OASIS DocBook Technical Committee, which he chairs.

He is the principal author of DocBook: The Definitive Guide, published by O'Reilly & Associates.

Sam Wilmott [sam@wilmott.ca]

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Sam Wilmott is an innovator and implementer of programming languages and markup languages, with a long and productive experience in these fields. Sam has a long history in the publishing industry in all its forms, and is the architect of the OmniMark programming language.

Andreas Witt

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Since 1996, Andreas Witt teaches at Bielefeld University, Germany in the field of 'text technology'. His research interests include the combination of computational linguistics and markup technologies, schema languages, and corpus annotation.

Andreas Witt

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Since 1996, Andreas Witt has taught at Bielefeld University, Germany in the field of 'text technology'. His research interests include the combination of computational linguistics and markup technologies, schema languages, and corpus annotation.

Andreas Witt [andreas.witt@uni-bielefeld.de]

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Since 1996, Andreas Witt has taught at Bielefeld University, Germany in the field of 'text technology'. His research interests include the combination of computational linguistics and markup technologies, schema languages, and corpus annotation.

Derick Wood [dwood@cs.ust.hk]

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Professor Wood received his BSc and PhD degrees from the University of Leeds, England, in 1963 and 1968, respectively. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Courant Institute, New York University, from 1968 to 1970 before joining the Unit of Computer Science at McMaster University in 1970. He was Chair of Computer Science from 1979 to 1982. From 1982 to 1992 he was a Professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Waterloo.

For three years he served as Director of the Data Structuring Group. Before joining HKUST in 1995, he was a Professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Western Ontario. He has published widely in a number of research areas and has written two textbooks, "Theory of Computation," published by John Wiley, and "Data Structures, Algorithms, and Performance," published by Addison-Wesley. In addition, he has recently written, with Eugene Fink, a research monograph "Restriction-Oriented Convexity," published by Springer.

His current research interests are: Document engineering; XML, SGML and XHTML; symbolic manipulation of language-theory objects; algorithms; data structures; and formal language theory.