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Requirements for Logical Reasoning

Here is a graphic on how various reasoning technologies fit the practical requirements for reasoning discussed below: This proved surprisingly controversial during correspondence with colleagues from the Vulcan work on SILK and its evolution at http://www.coherentknowledge.com. The requirements that motivated this were the following:

Translating English into Logic using the Linguist

Now that the patent filings are done, we can discuss and show more about the Linguist… The following link is a video that shows a sentence from Project Sherlock being translated from English into first-order logic using the patent-pending  Linguisttm software. The hydrophobic ends of the lipids of a cell’s plasma membrane are oriented away [...]

Background for our Semantic Technology 2013 presentation (part 1)

In the spring of 2012, Vulcan engaged Automata for a knowledge acquisition (KA) experiment.  This article provides background on the context of that experiment and what the results portend for artificial intelligence applications, especially in the areas of education.  Vulcan presented some of the award-winning work referenced here at an AI conference, including a demonstration [...]

SBVR in OWL

In preparation for generating RIF and SBVR from the Linguist, we have produced an OWL ontology for the pertinent aspects of the SBVR specification.  We hope that this is helpful to others and would sincerely appreciate any corrections or comments on how to improve it. Paul

Deep QA

Our efforts at acquiring deep knowledge from a college biology text have enabled us to answer a number of questions that are beyond what has been previously demonstrated. For example, we’re answering questions like: Are the passage ways provided by channel proteins hydrophilic or hydrophobic? Will a blood cell in a hypertonic environment burst? If [...]

Logic from the English of Science, Government, and Business

Our software is translating even long and complicated sentences from regulations to textbooks into formal logic (i.e,, not necessarily first-order logic, but more general predicate calculus).   As you can see below, we can translate this understanding into various logical formalisms including defeasible first-order logic, which we are applying in Vulcan’s Project Halo.  This includes classical [...]

Recruiting: IBM Ilog vs. JBoss Drools

I received notice of a Victorian government position offering $106k, as follows, today: BRMS Developer (WebSphere ILOG JRules) You will have proven experience as a BRMS Developer within a Java/JEE environment using IBM‘s WebSphere ILOG JRules platform. You will have implementation experience using integration technologies (e.g. Web Services, JMS) and have the ability to liaise [...]

Blaze down in Fair Isaac’s Q1 2012

FICO reported 9% growth in revenues year over year. the bulk of revenues and all the growth was in pre-configured Decision Management applications FICO score revenues were half as much, w/ B2B growing as B2C (myFICO) waned tools revenues were less than half again as much and flat optimization (XPress) was up Blaze Advisor was [...]

Pursuing a decision tree down a rat hole

Fair Isaac’s recent press release touts the “key differentiator” of Blaze Advisor 7.0 as: the innovative Decision Graph visual metaphor, a decision tree management solution that makes even the most complex rule sets easier to manage and explain Of course, a decision tree is really more like a root system (i.e., the tree is upside [...]

Rules vs. applications of knowledge

I was just asked for some background on business rules and the major players, preferably in the form of videos. The request came in by email, so I didn’t have the opportunity to immediately ask “why”.   Below I give some specific and direct responses, but first a few thoughts about clarifying objectives. I don’t know [...]