Presentation on theme: "Is OpenCyc doomed to be the new Esperanto, or is OOR doomed to be the new Electronic Data Interchange, or -- even worse -- both! Doug Lenat Cycorp Our."— Presentation transcript:
Is OpenCyc doomed to be the new Esperanto, or is OOR doomed to be the new Electronic Data Interchange, or -- even worse -- both! Doug Lenat Cycorp Our content What wed want a good host to provide Given the other, funded, open ontology repository projects going on in the world (e.g. OKKAM), does it need one more?
2 Our Content OpenCyc (www.opencyc.org)www.opencyc.org The Cyc Ontology made 100% freely available (yes, 100% free even for commercial purposes) Available for download on SourceForge Over 30,000 users ResearchCyc (researchcyc.cyc.com) OpenCyc + millions of hand-engineered assertions Free for R&D purposes Current users: 300 research groups (1/2 academic)
3 What are people doing with it? USAF 45 th Space Wing: Decision Support USNavy: Threat Scenario Detection US Forest Service: Regulatory Compliance LarKC: Large Knowledge Collider Medical Research Center: Clinical Trial Cohort Selection (doctors can now directly formulate complex FOPC queries via interactive clarification dialogue; DBs) Glaxo: semi-automatic ontology alignment across multiple large domain-specific info sources
8 Chaparral Ecosystem Mediterranean Climate Cycle climateOfEcosystemType Mediterranean Scrub terrainClimateType Geographical Region Eco- system genls Territory Of Santa Barbara, CA hasClimateType
9 What Wed Want a Good Host to Provide A commitment to use – to have contributors all provide content under – some Creative Commons license, as opposed to e.g. a GNU license Retention of the provenance/lineage of contributed ontological content Agreement on some of the most fundamental ontological relations Agreement on a small set of inter-ontology alignment relations
10 Given the other, funded, open ontology repository projects going on in the world (e.g. OKKAM), does it need one more? OKKAM is already a funded UE FP7 project (~$10M, 3-years) that started 2 months ago. Ontologizing individuals (including organizations such as the USArmy and IBM as individuals), providing a unique identifier and agreed-on set of properties for each individual DBpedia extracted the content of fact boxes from Wikipedia + 35 open- source ontologies; KBpedia EU STREP ($3M) follow-on and will include true ontology-merging Lots of other projects which other speakers in this panel will no doubt mention
12 FP7 IP - LarKC Consortium OrganisationCountry Universität InnsbrukAustria AstraZenica AB, R&DSweden CEFRIEL S.c.r.l.Italy Cycorp, Raziskovanje in Eksperimentalni Razvoj, d.o.o.Slovenia Universität Stuttgart, HPCCGermany Max Plank GesellshaftGermany Sirma Group, Ontotext LabBulgaria SaltluxKorea Siemens AktiengesellshaftGermany University of SheffieldUnited Kingdom Vrije Universiteit AmsterdamNetherlands Beijing University of TechnologyPRC WHO: International Agency for Research on CancerFrance