Alan Meech is a senior consultant with CGI, working primarily in Java enterprise application architecture, development and automated testing. Previously, he has worked with Geographic Information Systems and standards (ISO 19xxx), scientific computing and Microsoft development.
Previous to 2000, he did some initial work with expert systems (CLIPS) and since 2000, has been following the development of the Semantic Web technology stack and shared upper ontology work. Most recently, he has been working with rule engines in an enterprise setting (using JBoss Rules).
His interest lies in the use of Ontology standards to support commonsense reasoning and communications in larger applications.
Contact information: email: alan<dot> meech <at> cgi <dot> com