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Processes, data structures, and apparatuses for representing knowledge

United States Patent

September 20, 2011
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Processes, data structures, and apparatuses to represent knowledge are disclosed. The processes can comprise labeling elements in a knowledge signature according to concepts in an ontology and populating the elements with confidence values. The data structures can comprise knowledge signatures stored on computer-readable media. The knowledge signatures comprise a matrix structure having elements labeled according to concepts in an ontology, wherein the value of the element represents a confidence that the concept is present in an information space. The apparatus can comprise a knowledge representation unit having at least one ontology stored on a computer-readable medium, at least one data-receiving device, and a processor configured to generate knowledge signatures by comparing datasets obtained by the data-receiving devices to the ontologies.
Hohimer; Ryan E. (West Richland, WA), Thomson; Judi R. (Guelph, CA), Harvey; William J. (Richland, WA), Paulson; Patrick R. (Pasco, WA), Whiting; Mark A. (Richland, WA), Tratz; Stephen C. (Richland, WA), Chappell; Alan R. (Seattle, WA), Butner; R. Scott (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
11/ 237,483
September 27, 2005
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0576RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.