Thursday, 12. October 2006

Doing a dissertation on Semantic Desktop at DFKI

I am in the midst of writing my dissertation about "Information representation on the Semantic Desktop", something I do since three years every day and which I really like doing.

Thomas Roth Berghofer has written a nice little story on how he sees Doctorate Studies at our research company. Its written in German.

I stumbled into this science business, when I found no other way to continue work on gnowsis, and after two years of doing it, I got somehow used to it and learned the "way of the force", at least a little. Still, the biggest problem is writing. As you may notice, I don't care much about grammar or cool wording. So, its a long endeavour to do this, and to do real science is even harder. Coming more from the systems engineering group (my diploma was done at distributed systems group Vienna), my work focusses on the engineering science: how can we build the semantic web. Alas, Today I meet my doctorate "supervisor" and colleague Thomas Roth Berghofer, to check my status.

Promise, I will blog more frequently about my scientific work from now on. For example, about my various publications.
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Gunnar (guest) - 12. Oct, 10:13

it's not about "cool"

it's about writing things that be understood, and about getting your ideas about something to manifest in someone else's brain. Of course, for a thesis, some grammar dont hurt nobody never neither.

leobard - 17. Oct, 22:03

right, that seems

to be some truth, because Stefan Decker said something similar to me some years ago. But I see only few thesis were this actually happens, one of them the REST thesis by Field.

Blogging about my ideas will perhaps straighten them again. And then, I should blog more about the ideas behind the semantic desktop. point. thanks gunnar!
Ben Tremblay (guest) - 17. Oct, 01:16

Baubles and Beads

"I stumbled into this science business, when I found no other way to continue work on gnowsis [...]. Still, the biggest problem is writing. As you may notice, I don't care much about grammar or cool wording."

So should I not mention that your homepage includes the word "thnig"?
;-)

I used your "writing is the problem" as pretext to say hello. We're evidently navigating by the same pole-star: I used "Gnosis" as part of my email ID as far back as 1995!

I hope I can deal with my problems launching Gnowsis in the project pages. (Don't know what that's about ... CMap works, as do Compendium and Rationale and Eclipse.) But here I'd like to note that in the past years I've seen very very few contracts for technical writers ... and you are most surely not the only expert to feel that way about the chore.

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