I recently wrote a paper with Robert Neches who used to be my boss at the Information Sciences Institute (ISI). When I work with languages like OWL I'm often reminded of work we did at ISI using languages such as Loom and further work such as the Knowledge Sharing Initiative that I followed even though I was working in industry at that time. I thought an historical perspective on some of the research that resulted in Semantic Web standards such as OWL might be interesting. This is one of those papers that I really enjoyed writing, first because I always like working with Bob and second because I learned quite a bit myself in doing the research for this. The paper will be printed in a journal but here is a preprint: Knowledge Representation and the Semantic Web.
Knowledge Representation and the Semantic Web
Updated: Sep 27, 2022