To address these questions, the Open IE project has been developing a Web-scale information extraction system that reads arbitrary text from any domain on the Web, extracts meaningful information, and stores it in a unified knowledge base for efficient querying. In contrast to traditional information extraction, the Open Information Extraction paradigm attempts to overcome the knowledge acquisition bottleneck by extracting a large number of relations at once.
- How can a computer accumulate a massive body of knowledge?
- What will Web search engines look like in ten years?
To address the questions above, the KnowItAll project has been developing a variety of domain-independent systems that extract information from the Web in an autonomous, scalable manner.
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