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I'm an expert on building commerical large scale systems based on Linked Data sources such as Freebase and DBpedia. I'm the creator of :BaseKB, which was the first correct conversion of Freebase to ...

I'm an expert on building commerical large scale systems based on Linked Data sources such as Freebase and DBpedia. I'm the creator of :BaseKB, which was the first correct conversion of Freebase to RDF and of Infovore, the open source

I do consulting on the following areas:

* Data processing with Hadoop and the design and construction of systems using Amazon Web Services
* Architecture and construction of systems that consume and produce Linked Data
* Construction and evaluation of intelligent systems that make subjective decisions (text search, text classification, machine learning, etc.)

I'm not at all interested in doing maintenance work on other people's code, but I am interested in helping you align your process, structure, and tools to speed up your development cycle, improve your products, and prevent developer burnout. I am not free to relocate at this time, but I collaborate all of the time with workers around the world and I can travel to your location, understand your needs and transfer skills to your workforce.

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    • Paul Houle 472 Central Chapel Rd Brooktondale NY 14817 USA (607) 539 6254 http://gen5.info/q/ http://www.honeylocust.com/ SUMMARY I'm an expert on building commerical large scale systems based on Linked Data sources such as Freebase and DBpedia. I'm the creator of :BaseKB, which was the first correct conversion of Freebase to RDF and of Infovore, the open source I do consulting on the following areas: Data processing with Hadoop and the design and construction of systems using Amazon Web Services Architecture and construction of systems that consume and produce Linked Data Construction and evaluation of intelligent systems that make subjective decisions (text search, text classification, machine learning, etc.) I'm not at all interested in doing maintenance work on other people's code, but I am interested in helping you align your process, structure, and tools to speed up your development cycle, improve your products, and prevent developer burnout. I am not free to relocate at this time, but I collaborate all of the time with workers around the world and I can travel to your location, understand your needs and transfer skills to your workforce. In June 2012 I chaired a discussion on the Google Knowledge Graph at the Semantic Technology Conference at San Francisco, in addition to giving a presentation about my work on Ookaboo and :BaseKB. SPECIALTIES Semantic Web, RDF, SPARQL, SPIN, Ontological Engineering, RIF, OWL, OWL 2, OWL 2 QL, OWL 2 RL, User Interface Engineering, Knowledge Management, Data Modelling, Taxonomy Construction, Workflow Automation, C#, .NET, Java, PHP, SQL, SKILLS Semantic Web Java SQL SPARQL RDF Data Modeling OWL JavaScript Artificial Intelligence MySQL AJAX Web Services MVC Software Project Management E-commerce Distributed Systems Web Applications Project Management SEO Software Development Analysis Databases PHP Software Engineering System Architecture Perl Web Intelligence Scrum Linux ASP.NET C# Microsoft SQL Server Machine Learning Web Development User Interface Design Big Data Information Retrieval .NET
    • Python EXPERIENCE Semantic Technologies Ontology2 02 / 2009 - Present Founder Developed a system to sell access to data files online using Amazon Payments Captured 3 Terabytes of Wikipedia usage information in Amazon Web Services Implemented fast typeahead search with the specialized Cleo database Developed a system that matches semantic concepts to products on offer at Amazon.com Made an open-source release of Infovore, an RDF processing framework based on Map/Reduce Used automated systems to construct taxonomies and make photo collections for topics such as animals, cars, places in New York City Created :BaseKB, the first correct conversion of Freebase to RDF Constructed taxonomies using type and category data from Freebase and Dbpedia Developed rulebox to identify and remove obscene topics Used subjective importance to organize autosuggestion and map-based user interfaces Reconciled government data from ITIS and the EPA with Dbpedia Used Amazon Web Services for production deployment of approximately 20 web sites Community Dispute Resolution Center 08 / 2007 - Present Mediator As a volunteer, help community members resolve disputes. I've mediated business disputes and workplace disputes, but about 70% of the cases we get at CDRC are parenting plan cases, often referred from the divorce court; the good news is that my personal experience and research shows that parenting plan mediations are highly effective. IP.com 07 / 2012 - 06 / 2013 Senior Engineering Scientist Contributed to a deep learning system that improves performance for information retrieval Worked on evaluation of a state-of-the-art IR system with an eye towards developing uniquely competitive capabilities Debugged concurrency problems in distributed and multithreaded systems Developed documentation for a RestEasy based API using source and object code analysis As scrummaster, developed burndown charts and other metrics tailored to the actual work of my team Xen 04 / 2011 - 04 / 2012 Relevance Architect Worked as contractor to: evaluated text analysis systems incorporated Freebase data into a social media platform developed a broad categorization of 24 million topics productized a measure of subjective similarity between topics provided advice on NLP and semantic system architecture and project planning used EC2 in AWS for research and batch processing Mapping Analytics Software Developer 10 / 2007 - 04 / 2011
    • made major contributions to a multiuser GIS decision support system developed with Microsoft Silverlight and ASP.NET developed an architecture for scalable rich internet applications dependent on aynchronous communications managed geospatial and XML databases in Microsoft SQL Server worked on decision automation system for Salesforce.com driven by a combination of rules and learning developed touchscreen interactive survey application based on maps In addition to the technical contributions I made in this role, I also spent a lot of time involved with sales meetings and customers support. As I was developing a product aimed at Sales managers, I spent a lot of time learning how to get into their heads. Honeylocust Media Systems 08 / 1997 - 02 / 2008 Independent Contractor Contract software development and development/operation of profitable destination web sites. Experience ranges from project management to implementation and internet marketing with a focus on search engine optimization and social media operations. Projects include a Brazillian voice chat community that included an e-commerce component, evaluation of a medical information system, development of rich internet applications, and a large and growing collection of animal photographs that attracts tens of thousands of visitors every month. Gorges Web Sites 2007 - 2007 Contractor I worked on two projects at Gorges: (1) A GWT-based collaborative editor for semantic networks with both client and server components, and (2) a major upgrade to a line-ofbusiness and B2B e-commerce system written in Cold Fusion with most of the business logic implemented in stored procedures inside Microsoft SQL Server Spider Graphics 10 / 2006 - 05 / 2007 Software Developer Developed and maintained tens of web applications based on PHP, Cold Fusion, Tango and ASP with back ends based on Mysql, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access and Filemaker databases. This role involved intense contact with customers and sometimes end users. In this role I developed a number of B2C e-commerce applications such as a travel reservation system for a boat to the Isle of Shoals and a shopping cart and marketing application for 30+ Finger Lakes wineries, facing the challenges of selling tightly regulated products online. Cornell University 07 / 2002 - 10 / 2006 Digital Library Programmer/Analyst Developed and maintained more than 70 web sites, including arXiv.org, the Library Gateway, and the Global Performing Arts database. Technically the work involved PHP, Perl, Java and Cold Fusion, Mysql and Postgres. My responsibilities ranged from requirements gathering to system administration and everything in between. Particular areas of experience involved foreign language encoding, web frameworks, content management, full-text search, text-classification and controlling user behavior in large-scale web communities.
    • Tompkins County Green Party 06 / 2000 - 04 / 2004 Community Organizer I was a leader in a local political organization that helped turn out roughly 25% of the vote for Ralph Nader in 2000 and collaborated with a faction of the Democrats to shift the balance of power on the Ithaca Common council in the early zeroes. I was elected as a party representative and motivated a number of people to run for public office, supporting their campaigns as well as the campaigns of statewide candidates such as Stanley Aronowitz. I appeared on television, chaired meetings, and even negotiated with the management of the Pyramid Mall to get a FM radio transmitter installed on the roof. EDUCATION Cornell University 1992 - 1998 PhD , Physics New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology 1989 - 1992 BS , Physics, Math ASSOCIATIONS Member: Project Management Institute, Associate: International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence LANGUAGES English ( Native or bilingual proficiency ) German ( Elementary proficiency ) Spanish ( Elementary proficiency ) Japanese ( Elementary proficiency )