surely every ontologist should have created an ontology, be able to
explain their modelling choices, compare to what they found out there
and so on as well as to have a vague idea of how it might be used.
That could be a short-thesis. This should allow demonstrating
familiarity with relevant tools, but tools are varied and what matters
is the ability to learn them as need arises. (02)
I hope, at any rate, there will never be any multiple choice tests in
serious ontology teaching... (03)
On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 1:55 PM, Joel Bender <jjb5@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I originally posted this to the ontolog-forum and Peter suggested that I post
>it here as well. I thought of these questions after yesterday's
>presentations, but wasn't sure if it should have been in this list or that
>list. Problem solved, they're in both!
>> We are regularly confronted with tests at the end of an academic period
>(year, semester, or course). In New York State we have a subject specific
>"Regents Exams" and "Scholastic Aptitude Tests" or a "Scholastic Assessment
>Tests" (they keep changing the name), at the end of 4-year degree programs we
>have "Graduate Record Exams".
>> - What questions would you put on an OAT?
>> - Would a "systems architect" be able to sufficiently answer the question?
>> - Could a "programmer"?
>> - Could an "analyst"?
>> Less specifically, is there a base line set of knowledge (vocabulary,
>history, symbol/graph interpretation, compositional/decompositional
>techniques) that you would expect every ontologist to know?
> As (memberOf @me (union (programmerClass analystClass systemsArchitect))) I
>could easily think of questions pertaining to set theory, graph theory,
>unification (Prolog) and syntax (RDF, N3, OWL). But that wouldn't be
>treating it any differently than gallimaufry of Mathematics and Computer
>Science. What about nomenclature, taxonomy, etymology, hermeneutics (or
>anything else in linguistics)?
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