In this post we'll discuss some of the essential skills necessary for an individual to thrive in the role of knowledge engineer. Note that we'll be using the terms knowledge engineer, knowledge architect and ontologist interchangeably for simplicity. We are assuming that these roles all require expertise in developing technical ontologies using formal knowledge representation languages like the Web Ontology Language (OWL).
The knowledge engineer should have technical know-how and full user-level understanding of computer-based ontology development tools. Very ...