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Re: ontology & careers?

From: tim finin <finin@cs.umbc.edu>
Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2000 19:07:50 -0400
Message-ID: <39038246.ED5E43E8@cs.umbc.edu>
To: s-champ@pacbell.net
CC: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
"S. Champ" wrote:
> ...
> 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?
> ...

VerticalNet, the B2B ecommerce company, recently hired someone
with the title of "Chief Ontologist" and are trying to hire
lots more people to build and maintain ontologies.  CommerceOne's
eCo framework has a strong ontology orientation.  Cycorp
(www.cyc.com) has been hired by hotbot to enhance their search engine
with the Cyc ontology and had established a new division focused on ecommerce
(www.e-cyc.com).  The right skills to have, IMHO, include databases
(especially design) and knowledge representation.

 Tim Finin, Prof Computer Science & Elect Eng, Director Inst. for Global
 Electronic Commerce, Univ of Maryland Baltimore Cty, 1000 Hilltop, Baltimore
 MD 21250. 410-455-3522 fax:-3969 finin@umbc.edu http://umbc.edu/~finin/
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