Semantic technology is being used to build a large-scale platform to answer questions, interactively.

This interesting piece of news was found on Bristol-Warren.Patch in their article, “Where Were You On April 11, 1954?” According to British computer scientist William Tunstall-Pedoe, April 11, 1954 was the most boring day of the 20th century.

Tunstall-Pedo is the inventor of a search engine called True Knowledge. According to the site, it uses semantic technology to build the first internet-scale platform for directly answering the world’s questions.  It is interactive, with each answered question contributing to and expanding the platform’s knowledge base.

Aside from the humorous and novelty applications of finding out the most boring day on the calendar, this development could have some real applications. It will be interesting to watch where it goes.

Melody K. Smith