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KBpedia is Now Open Source

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According to a recent press release, “The editors of KBpedia, a computable knowledge structure that combines seven major public knowledge bases, announced they were releasing the entire structure as open source. The complete structure includes KBpedia’s upper ontology (KKO), full knowledge graph, mappings to major leading knowledge bases, and 70 logical concept groupings called typologies. The editors also announced version 1.60, with greatly expanded mappings. KBpedia, when first released in 2016, only provided its upper portion, the KBpedia Knowledge Ontology (KKO) as open source. Michael Bergman, a KBpedia co-editor along with Frederick Giasson, said, ‘While we had some proprietary needs in the first years of the structure, we’re really pleased to return to our roots in open source semantic technologies and software.’ He added, ‘Open source brings greater contributions and greater scrutiny, both important to growth and improvements; we are excited to continue polishing this diamond’.”

The release continues, “KBpedia is a bridge amongst seven of the leading public knowledge bases available today. KBpedia is a comprehensive knowledge structure for promoting data interoperability and knowledge-based artificial intelligence, or KBAI. KBpedia’s core knowledge structure combines key aspects of Wikipedia, Wikidata,schema.org, DBpedia, GeoNames, OpenCyc, and UMBEL into an integrated whole. KBpedia’s upper structure, KKO, is based on the universal categories and knowledge representation theories of the great 19th century American logician, polymath and scientist, Charles Sanders Peirce. According to KBpedia’s editors, this design provides a logical and coherent underpinning to the entire structure. The design is also modular and fairly straightforward to adapt to enterprise or domain purposes.”

Read more at KBpedia.org.

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