Open Mind Commons

The Open Mind Common Sense project has collected hundreds of thousands of statements of common-sense knowledge from volunteers on the Internet, using a variety of online activities in several different languages. Open Mind Commons aims to use analogical reasoning to make connections between similar ideas while highlighting the relevant differences as well. These analogies can give a computer a better understanding of the relationships between objects, situations, and cultures. It is often difficult to search through and coordinate lexical information across data sources, each of which has its own separate interface and viewing software. We have approached this problem by creating a unified, flexible interface for various natural-language processing resources.