OpenCyc 0.9 Released
Long ago, in a farwaway galaxy, we looked at the work of Doug Lenat and the Cyc group as a resource for mapping knowledge about History.
Cyc knows many things, like:
(altitudeOfHighestPointIs Ireland-TheNation (Meter 1041))
When people die, they stay dead. (If you think the latter sounds petty, try asking Google about a living person).
Here is a great article on Lenat, Cyc, and commonsense computing.
Some of you will someday use Cyc to aid learners. Maybe you'll start now.