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I think Microsoft has pulled Mindnet. I could not find it from the links
supplied. Perhaps they are getting ready to release something for $$.

"Ken Williams"
<ken@forum.swart To: "Terrence Brannon" <>> cc:
Subject: RE: Project Earth
08/22/2001 08:13
AM (Lee Goddard) wrote:
The objective of Project Earth is to build a database of factual
relevant to any aspect of life by collating voluntary contributions made
project participants.
Does anyone remember the name of the project that tried to
program a database with the equivelant knowledge of a three
year-old child? It's still running, after I think 30 years.
One should have a look at MindNet, from Microsoft. It's a similar
project, but instead of needing hand-entered facts, it gets facts by
reading dictionaries. Since Microsoft already had big natural language
parsers (the grammar checker in Word), it was natural to re-use them for
reading dictionaries.

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