An educational opportunity exists this week at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland. This symposium on how to develop and evaluate ontologies is scheduled for May 2-3, 2013. This news was found on in their post, “NIST to host symposium on ontology evaluation.”

To create useful ontology, there needs to be a way to evaluate the quality of knowledge model, and currently that doesn’t exist. The subject of this year’s symposium is “Ontology Evaluation Across the Ontology Lifecycle,” and the goal is to identify best practices, tools, and methodologies for ontology development and evaluation.

The symposium is free and open to the public, but registration is necessary. Learn more about this exciting and useful event at the meeting’s general website.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.