I agree also, which I why I am looking at building the case from a
business valuation exercise - and I appreciate Jack's inputs there. (01)
On 3/1/11 12:48 PM, John F. Sowa wrote:
> I very strongly agree with that point:
>> To my earlier point, until a prospect values purpose and usage it is
>> largely futile to gain their awareness, appreciation and acceptance of
>> ontology development or adoption of a pre-canned ontology. In fact, if
>> they say they want an ontology it is likely that they are 'silver
>> bullet' or "latest fad" connoisseurs and will not become successful
> I believe that the ontology field is still in a very early stage
> of development. Jack's examples (and others that crop up from
> time to time) show that good methodologies can achieve an order
> of magnitude improvement over what is commonly done today.
> That indicates the current tools and methodologies are not likely
> to survive the next paradigm shift -- which I expect to arrive
> sometime in this decade.
> Therefore, we should devote more time to "disruptive technologies"
> than to incremental improvements in current tools and techniques.
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