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Tom Eskridge is a Research Associate at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. At IHMC, Tom has been working on the OZ human centered cockpit display, the CmapTools knowledge modeling system, and the COE Ontology Editor extensions to CmapTools. Previous to IHMC, he founded a company that for 11 years investigated applying artificial intelligence techniques to production quality problems, and produced a line of in-line production visual inspection machines. Mr. Eskridge holds a patent for the VLSI design of neural elements, one for user interface design, and 5 other patents relating to machine vision and classification. He has over 40 refereed publications. His research interests and experience include models of human analogical reasoning, machine learning, classification, knowledge discovery and data mining, situated cognition, knowledge representation, software and real world agents and foundational issues in artificial intelligence, cognitive science and philosophy. He is completing a Ph.D. in Philosophy with an emphasis on artificial intelligence and cognitive science from Binghamton University and holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Southern Illinois University.