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Monday, March 21, 2011

Microsoft Research: Probase and AI

Good piece in Readwriteweb that describes some items still cooking in MS Research.  We had heard hints of these over the years. In particular Probase, which we heard descriptions of after we had taken a close look at the much anticipated Cyc.    Also some indication of where they are going in the knowledge management realm.  The enterprise is ready for it.  I want to see more.   ....  " ... Probase is a Microsoft Research project described as an "ongoing project that focuses on knowledge acquisition and knowledge serving." Its primary goal is to "enable machines to understand human behavior and human communication." It can be compared to Cyc, DBpedia or Freebase in that it is attempting to compile a massive collection of structured data that can be used to power artificial intelligence ... ". 

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