ConceptNet — A Practical Commonsense Reasoning Tool-Kit

Abstract

ConceptNet is a freely available commonsense knowledge base and natural-language-processing tool-kit which supports many practical textual-reasoning tasks over real-world documents including topic-gisting, analogy-making, and other context oriented inferences. The knowledge base is a semantic network presently consisting of over 1.6 million assertions of commonsense knowledge encompassing the spatial, physical, social, temporal, and psychological aspects of everyday life. ConceptNet is generated automatically from the 700 000 sentences of the Open Mind Common Sense Project — a World Wide Web based collaboration with over 14 000 authors.

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Liu, H., Singh, P. ConceptNet — A Practical Commonsense Reasoning Tool-Kit. BT Technology Journal 22, 211–226 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1023/B:BTTJ.0000047600.45421.6d

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Keywords

  • Information System
  • Communication Network
  • User Interface
  • Knowledge Base
  • Everyday Life