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Re: ontology & careers?

From: Mark Reitman <mark.reitman@rcn.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 17:18:36 -0400
Message-Id: <200004192122.RAA24016@creole.blackberry.net>
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Ontology is the subject/department tree structure that is often used by search engines to classify content objects. For this "editors" apply the ontological tags.  So if you want to be an Ontology editor see yahoo. Other places that use these skills are libraries and certain publishers (like legal and medical). 
Each place tends to have there own Ontology applications. Some have integrated XML and I'm sure RDF also although I don't know of any. 
-----Original Message-----
From: S. Champ <champ@muntada.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 11:05:01 -0400
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Subject: ontology & careers?


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 17:22:42 UTC

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