August 12, 2010 – The BRICO (for “bricolage”, a French word meaning something like “robust but diverse mishmash”) knowledge base is an integration of several distinct knowledge resources in FramerD.

Provided for research and educational purposes only, BRICO reflects restrictions on the component resources that were used to generated it. However, since at least August 8, 2010, the server seems to be dead and inaccessible. Did the experiment fail?

The knowledge base supposedly combines the WordNet online lexical thesaurus, a semantic network, and the publicly available version of the CYC top level ontology translated into FramerD frames. The links between these structures are supposed to be generated automatically, but the structure of each individual ontology is separate.

Sounds interesting, if only we could access it.

Melody K. Smith

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