Tests such as SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, and MCAT (to name
a few), are national (US) *admission* tests (not just for NYS).
From the perspective of what already exists presently, we are
interested in knowing if there are *certification* guidelines/standards for
As an example--from another related profession--consider the
certifications offered by the IEEE Computer Society
:: CSDA: Certified Software Development Associate
:: CSDP: Certified Software Development Professional
Of course, we also know of various well-known software-related
companies which offer various forms of certification (e.g., Microsoft,
Oracle, Sun Microsystems, IBM, etc.)
Is there something like CSDA/CSDP for professional ontologists?
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From the perspective of what we want for the future to look
like, we are interested in proposing guidelines/standards to
certifiy professional ontologists.
If you have suggestions, please post them on
Arturo Sánchez-Ruíz, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Computing
University of North Florida
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Jacksonville, FL 32224
Phone: +1-904-620-1314; Fax: +1-904-620-2988
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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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