The ontology is fantastic, judging by some of the examples
Lenat gave at the Knowledge Technologies conference.
Murray Altheim has also been creating a topic map represenation
of OpenCyc, as one of the several flavors it will be available
"John J. Deneen" wrote:
> Cycorp, Inc.
> 3721 Executive Center Drive, Suite 100
> Austin, TX 78731
> Telephone: +1 (512) 342-4000
> Numerous times, I've heard Jim Sphorer say that he's very impressed
> OpenCyc technology (1.0 will be released on July 1, 2001), so I review
> their webpage an found the following of interest:
> "The Cyc ontology will be released in several formats in order to
> promote the widest adoption of this technology, and facilitate the
> seamless integration of new and existing ontologies. One format will
> Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (“DARPA”) Agent Markup
> Language (DAML), which adds semantic statements on top of XML, and is
> currently being considered as a standard for the W3C Semantic Web.
> Cycorp's release of this latest DARPA technology may be the catalyst
> the next such monumental technological innovation after DARPA's
> invention of the Internet.
> DARPA’s Rapid Knowledge Formation (RKF) Project makes extensive use of
> Cyc. According to its Program Manager, Murray Burke, “RKF will make
> possible the rapid creation of semantically rich knowledge bases and
> enable a new generation of intelligent applications for the military.
> This same technology could enable a new generation of intelligent
> knowledge management applications for business and commerce.”
> More about applications for Cyc:
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