desmond

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Software Engineer
Location Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Introduction I have a BA (1980) in Classical Greek language and Ancient History, a PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK in Classical Greek papyrology. I have recently been awarded a second PhD in the ITEE School at UQ for my thesis on 'Multiple Versions and Overlap in Digital Text'. From 1989 until 2005 I worked for the Cambridge Wittgenstein Archive making an edition of Wittgenstein. I spent three years as a Computer Associate running the IT support group at the Wellcome/CRC Institute in Cambridge. I have also spent three years developing a commercial license managment system for Mac OSX. I then worked for three years on the Leximancer text mining application (www.leximancer.com) which strives to extract meaning from natural text. I currently work at the Queensland University of Technology Information Security Institute. Since 2002 I have worked with Digital Variants, since 2010 with the HRIT group at the University of Loyola, Chicago, and since 2012 on the AustESE project at the University of Queensland.
Favorite Movies Ulysses
Favorite Books A.E. Van Vogt: The Battle of Forever