Re: [unrev-II] Cycorp's ontology program: OpenCyc for “Enabling the Semantic Web"

From: Eric Armstrong (
Date: Tue Apr 24 2001 - 14:00:00 PDT

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    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
    > with
    > 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
    > be
    > 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
    > for
    > 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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