Cyc Development Platforms enable you to develop powerful and robust semantic applications. The Platforms provide a dynamic 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. Additionally, Cyc includes a hierarchical inference (reasoning) engine, including a large suite of custom reasoners that provide unparalleled performance over a large knowledge base.
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.
- Cycorp offers a complete version of Cyc, including many more assertions and additional Natural Language and data integration capabilities, at no cost, for research purposes. Please check out ResearchCyc for licensing and downloading information.
- OpenCyc was an experiment in which a small fraction of Cyc was opened up for public inspection and use, as a way to help inform potential Cyc users. In many cases, this “stripped down” system, which lacked much of what makes Cyc valuable, proved to be more confusing than it was helpful, so it no longer distributed or supported. In its place, Cycorp is preparing a cloud version of Cyc which will be accessible by the public under a license for research, evaluation, and education purposes. Watch this page, or our homepage, for further news about this.