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Re: [ontolog-forum] Looking to the Future of Data Science - NYTimes.com

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From: Steven Ericsson-Zenith <steven@xxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2014 10:13:27 -0700
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On Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 9:03 AM, John F Sowa <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Feynman was not suggesting that science is more respectable than
engineering, but that their goals are very different.
Thank you for highlighting this point John. It is worth noting that my "computer science" doctorate awarded by the Sorbonne is an engineering degree, in French, in "Infomatique." Despite the fact that my thesis investigates generally how processes interact. Something important is lost in the translation from the French "Infomatique" to the English "Computer Science." 

Ed's earlier remarks in some sense speak to the roll of "pure mathematics" and there is a need to build a bridge between pure mathematics and the natural sciences. 

By extension then the notion of "Data Science" is a similar misconception. "Data Engineering" seems perfectly reputable to me.. Of which, I'd suggest schemas and schema mapping (not "ontology", that really must be considered the product of an early misunderstanding)  are an important part. 


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