Point taken. I changed the draft, it now says "formal". I changed other
parts of the document accordingly.
BEDFORD, DENISE A.D. wrote:
> I have just one small suggestion to make. In Item 2 below, my suggestion is
>to change the wording from
> "There are very few training opportunities for ontologists." to "There are
>very few formal educational opportunities for ontologists."
> This may seem like a small point, but my sense is that we are trying to
>establish a more formal, credentialed environment for learning these skills.
>The term "training" typically conveys something little different - anyone can
>teach, don't need oversight, organizations can offer independently and you may
>earn a 'certificate' that has little value in the field. I may be overly
>sensitive to this point so please feel free to disregard my suggestion.
> Best regards,
> From: ontology-summit-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>[ontology-summit-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Todd J Schneider
> Sent: Friday, March 12, 2010 12:31 PM
> To: Ontology Summit 2010 discussion
> Cc: Fabian Neuhaus
> Subject: [ontology-summit] Communique Summary - Revisions
> Here's my revision of the summit communique.
> Summary (2ASQ)
> Increasingly, major national, international, and commercial projects,
> systems, and products employing semantic technologies are being undertaken
> by governments, scientific, and industrial organizations. A key aspect of
> semantic technologies are ontologies, without which these efforts will
> fail. This creates a growing need for ontology expertise and thus for new
> methods and institutions for the training of ontologists. The goal of the
> 2010 Ontology Summit was to develop a strategy for the education of
> ontologists, both in the academic and commercial worlds. To achieve this
> goal we studied (i) how ontologists are currently trained, (ii) the
> requirements by organizations that hire ontologists, and (iii)
> developments that might impact the training of ontologists in the future.
> The main findings and results of the Ontology Summit are: (2B99)
> 1. There is already a large demand for ontologists, and the demand is
> expected to increase as semantic technologies become more successful.
> 2. There are very few training opportunities for ontologists.
> 3. Organizations that want to hire ontologists often have
> difficulties in identifying qualified candidates since there is no
> professional organization that certifies ontologists
> 4. Very few educational institutions that offer training for
> ontologists. (2B9B)
> 5. A list of recommended knowledge and skills that should be taught
> to future ontologists was developed. These recommendations are intended as
> guidelines for institutions that might consider establishing a program for
> training ontologists. (2B9H)
> As next steps, the Ontolog community recommends a more detailed
> description of the requisite knowledge and skills. Further, we recommend
> the development of a repository that allows educators to exchange training
> material for ontologists. Most importantly, we encourage educational
> institutions to establish programs that address the growing need for
> ontologists. (2B95)
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