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1408 – Yongle Encyclopedia

The Yongle encyclopedia was an attempt to compile all knowledge available to the Ming Dynasty empire of China in 1408. Over two thousand scholars spent four years compiling the work, which was commissioned by the Yongle emperor. The finished product of 917,480 pages was bound into over eleven thousand volumes, most of which have been […]

CYC Project

Started by Doug Lenat in 1984, the CYC project (short for enCYClopedia) attempts to codify human common sense knowledge into a vast knowledge base. The idea is that an AI inference engine will be able to use access to the knowledge to perform human-like reasoning. OpenCyc is an open source version of the technology that […]