Last updated 12 February 2014
Jonathan Rees's home page
Contributed to Scientific names of organisms: attribution, rights, and
licensing by Patterson et al., BMC Research Notes 2014, 7:79
Understanding URI Hosting Practice as Support for Documentation Discovery.
W3C Technical Architecture Group (TAG) editor's draft, 2012.
Addressing the technical friction points in open science.
Creative Commons white paper.
Workshop on Research and Resource Commons in Scientific Research,
Washington College of Law, American University, 17 November 2011.
2010-03: Recommendations for independent scholarly
publication of data sets. Creative Commons working paper.
2009-03-13: Life sciences on the Semantic Web: The Neurocommons and beyond
by Alan Ruttenberg, Jonathan A. Rees, Matthias Samwald and M. Scott
Briefings in Bioinformatics 2009.
Resource protection (June 2009)
Metadata on the web (Feb 2009)
Evolution of formal languages (May 2008)
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Experience and areas of interest
W3C Technical Architecture Group
What I'm thinking about these days (Oct 2011): All kinds of
human (especially rational discourse), computer/computer
(protocols), and human/computer
(programming languages, logic). What
influences the stability of language, including formally
specified ones? What is meaning and how does it come about?
How does compositional
semantics, and reference in particular, arise and how does it work?
From 2005 to 2010 I learned a lot about RDF, linked
data, the so-called Semantic Web, and Web standards.
From May 2002 to November 2005 I was a Lead Software Engineer at
Millennium Pharmaceuticals working on "knowledge management,"
networks, and associated analytical tools.
- I have worked in the software industry,
first at DEC and then at several high tech startups.
- I have been interested in programming languages
for a while, with a particular interest in the Lisp family of
- I've done some things vaguely related to science.
- And a few other things