Out of graduate school, I taught about ten years as an academic philosopher at Loyola University. I then morphed into a software engineer (primarily compilers and software tools) and engineering manager for about fifteen years working at Bell Labs, Lattice, Inc., and SAS Institute. Next I moved into the pharmaceutical industry, working initially as a software engineer (information retrieval, computational linguistics, knowledge based systems, and data mining) on the IT side and then on to more in the areas of information extraction, knowledge exploration, and formal ontologies in biomedicine. I spent about four years with GlaxoWellcome, a …

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