What can one use OpenCyc to do?

OpenCyc can be used as the basis for a wide variety of intelligent applications such as

  • speech understanding (using the KB to prune implausible choices via common sense, discourse context, and prosodics)

  • database integration (using the KB as an interlingua through which semantic joins occur automatically via back chaining) and consistency-checking

  • rapid development of an ontology in a vertical area (by extending and growing the OpenCyc KB in that area, using the OpenCyc Rapid Theory Formation toolkit)

  • email prioritizing, routing, summarizing, and annotating

to name just a few. If you have ideas or suggestions, you can send them to us at opencyc-doc@cyc.com or discuss them on the OpenCyc discussion forum on SourceForge.

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