Knowledge Base Discovery Tool*

Erik Eilerts, Kathleen Lossau, Christopher York, Austin Info Systems, Inc.

The Knowledge Base Discovery Tool (KBDT) is a suite of tools and components to improve the indexing of and search for documents. KBDT extracts and displays content from documents and builds knowledge indexes based on meaning, rather than keywords. KBDT uses the indexes to perform more intelligent searches. It also includes visualization technology to display relevant results using multi-media, rather than plain text. This paper describes prototypes of two tools in this suite that use components for searching, extraction, and display of requested information. The tools are the Knowledge Base Editor and the Intelligent Information Retrieval Engine.

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