Monday, February 28, 2005

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.

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