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ontology & careers?

From: S. Champ <champ@muntada.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 08:05:01 -0700
Message-ID: <38FDCB1D.444B3703@muntada.com>
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org


I'm new to the namespace of "ontology".

but I like what a first-pass with "Protege" seems to have implied about

( placing data into definite nodes along some tree-like structures.
cross-referencing. keeping some track on the mass of information in this

 "private class Theory extends Idea implements ScientificMethod" 

[... or something like that ... seemed a more appropriate analogy than
the "camshaft" and "driveline" ones ("...extends Axle implements

I'm wondering, then, how folks might say that Ontology comes into-usage
in "the workplace" ( boiler-room, cafeteria-line, hospital,
research-institute, or otherwise ).  

and is it a definite & seperate discipline? 

   (guessing there mightn't be many options for a college-degree in
Ontology. or am I mistaken, about that?

    also, either way, it seems like a "Masters Degree" in Ontology might
return a blank stare from some potential employers.  is there anything
to address, about this?  )

( may be looking for something of a definite intro to Ontology, here. 
and probably some materiel for a web-page, or a set thereof.  with
proper credit given about information-sources, 'course.)

if you can cc: or bcc: any replies to

...that would be appreciated.

any tips on other mailing-lists and/or newsgroups and/or web-sites, to
query about Ontology, should also be appreciated.

thank you.

-- Sean Champ
Received on Wednesday, 19 April 2000 11:03:51 UTC

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