John Sowa

John F. Sowa

John F. Sowa spent thirty years working on research and development projects at IBM. He is a fellow of Kyndi Inc, a cofounder of VivoMind Research LLC, and a fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). He has a BS in mathematics from MIT, an MA in applied mathematics from Harvard, and a PhD in computer science from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He taught courses at the IBM Systems Research Institute, universities (Binghamton, Polytechnic, and Stanford), and summer institutes (Linguistic Society of America and UQAM Cognitive Science). With his colleagues at Kyndi, he has been developing novel methods for using logic and ontology in systems for reasoning and language understanding. The language of conceptual graphs, which he designed, has been adopted as one of the three principal dialects of the ISO/IEC standard 24707 for Common Logic.


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John Sowa in Brussels, June 1999