True Knowledge: Open-Domain Question Answering Using Structured Knowledge and Inference

William Tunstall-Pedoe


This article gives a detailed description of True Knowledge: a commercial, open-domain question answering platform. The system combines a large and growing structured knowledge base of common sense, factual and lexical knowledge; a natural language translation system that turns user questions into internal language-independent queries and an inference system that can answer those queries using both directly represented and inferred knowledge. The system is live and answers millions of questions per month asked by internet users.

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