Peter Mikhalenko holds a Masters in computer science from the Moscow State
University, and was for several years a CIO and IT head of Russian the consulting
solutions company Sigent (http://www.sigent.com). He has written many articles on
and Java. His main interests are the Semantic Web, open standards, and their use in
electronic business solutions. Peter has made code contributions to several open-source
projects, which include FreeBSD OS, XML-DBMS middleware, Chiba XForms engine, Jena
processor, Apache Tomcat app server. He is a Sun Certified Java Programmer, and now
works at Russian Business Consulting corporation, developing a large-scale enterprise
Articles by this author
Peter Mikhalenko introduces SKOS, a W3C standard for using RDF to represent
thesauri, taxonomies, and other information space structures.
Speech Synthesis Markup Language: An Introduction
Peter Mikhalenko introduces SSML, an XML vocabulary for creating speech-synthesis
capable web applications.
Introduction to Device Independence, Part 2
In the second part of his introduction to device independence, Peter Mikhalenko
offers some practical guidance to delivering device-independent content.
Introduction to Device Independence, Part 1
The W3C is working on standards related to device independence, which will allow
an optimal web-browsing experience across the diversity of web-capable devices. Peter
Mikhalenko introduces us to this new, exciting area.
Multimodal Interaction on the Web
The W3C's Multimodal Interaction Activity is developing specifications to support
multiple forms of input and output with web applications. This report describes the
of the activity and outlines the two major vocabularies under development, InkML and