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From: Christopher Menzel <cmenzel@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2010 15:40:25 -0600
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On Dec 23, 2010, at 2:45 PM, John F. Sowa wrote:
> On 12/23/2010 2:36 PM, Christopher Menzel wrote:
>> I think there is still a pretty pervasive idea (despite regular
>> rejoinders from the likes of John Sowa, Michael Grüninger,
>> Pat Hayes, Leo Obrst, etc) that building quality ontologies
>> doesn't require any sort of special technical training, just
>> a clear head, a bit of common sense, and a copy of Protege
>> (an excellent and useful tool, let me hasten to add).
> Please do *not* attribute those claims to me.  I definitely
> do *not* believe that the average college graduate is capable
> of defining any useful formal ontology.    (01)

John, did you misread the claim above?  Certainly you'd agree that, in order to 
write a high-quality ontology, one needs a lot more than a clear head, common 
sense and a copy of Protege, wouldn't you?  (Indeed, you imply as much in the 
remainder of your post.)    (02)

-chris    (03)

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