Cyc: Logical Reasoning with the World's Largest Knowledge Base

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The Cyc software combines an unparalleled common sense knowledge base with powerful inference engines and natural language interfaces to deliver human-like understanding and transparent explanations of its output and reasoning. Cyc applications can stand alone or work in concert with pattern matching AI tools, such as Machine Learning, to deliver truly differentiated value.
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ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS

Differentiated applications for your enterprise that deliver value only available with Cyc’s vast knowledge base and powerful inference engines.

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CYC PLATFORM

Develop smarter applications using Cyc’s Knowledge Application Development Environment. The Cyc knowledge base and inference engine are available for commercial application developers with support if necessary.

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Cycorp is a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence technologies bringing a new level of common sense reasoning and understanding to a wide variety of software applications.

CYC DEVELOPMENT PLATFORMS

Cyc Development Platforms enable you to develop powerful and robust semantic applications.
The Cyc Development Platform is available in different versions to meet your specific needs:

EnterpriseCyc is a fully supported version of the knowledge base and reasoning technology that includes enterprise-grade development, deployment, and administration capabilities. It can be licensed for commercial applications. Academic institutions also have the option to license ResearchCyc, a full version of the knowledge base and reasoning technology that is strictly for non-commercial research purposes. OpenCyc contains a limited set of Cyc terms organized in a carefully designed ontology with limited inference capabilities. The Platforms provide a powerful knowledge representation language (CycL), a vast ontology of concepts and relations, and a formally modeled repository of knowledge about these concepts enabling you to build on decades of knowledge modeling rather than starting from a blank page. In addition, Cyc includes an inference (reasoning) engine that makes use of a large suite of custom reasoners that provide unparalleled performance over a large knowledge base and any volume of data.

  • Full Version for Commercial Use (ResearchCyc license available for non-commercial academic research)

  • Limited content and capabilities

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Business cases where CYC Applications add Differentiated value

Situational Awareness in Compliance and Security

Operational environments are governed by sets of rules or constraints for acceptable or unacceptable behavior or performance. These rules and constraints can be richly modeled, monitored, and mitigated in Cyc in terms of domain concepts, relations, and values.

RESEARCH ANALYST ASSISTANT

Research analysts typically need to pose potentially complex questions whose answers require reasoning over disparate data as well as domain-specific expertise and world knowledge.

INTELLIGENT DATA ALIGNMENT AND REPORTING

Increasing regulation of many industries and ever-changing guidelines means constantly changing demands on what information needs to be reported, how that information gets interpreted, and it needs to be presented.

INFORMATION EXTRACTION AND DISSEMINATION

Cyc’s natural language understanding and knowledge modeling capabilities can augment understanding of the content of text documents and proactively identify items of interest to specific consumers.

Infrastructure and Resource Management

Large enterprises rely on substantial infrastructure including IT, communications, office and factory facilities, manufacturing equipment, product and supplies inventory, transportation, and more.

Planning and Scenario Generation

By combining rich domain modeling, hypothetical reasoning, and forward inference, Cyc provides a rich platform for exploring a range of alternative scenarios.

Truly Personalized Training and Education

One-on-one training and tutoring is cost prohibitive, but with a Cyc based application each individual receives a real-time uniquely generated question in context as if they had a human tutor guiding their lesson or training