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Research analysts typically need to pose potentially complex questions whose answers require reasoning over disparate data as well as domain-specific expertise and world knowledge.
Web searching is great – if you know what you’re looking for and spend all your time searching. Cyc’s natural language understanding and knowledge modeling capabilities can help you do better by more completely understanding the content of text documents and proactively identifying items of interest to specific information consumers.
Operational environments are often governed by sets of rules or constraints that describe acceptable or unacceptable behavior or performance. These rules and constraints can be richly modeled in Cyc in terms of domain concepts, relations, and values.
Large enterprises rely on substantial infrastructure including IT, communications, office and factory facilities, manufacturing equipment, product and supplies inventory, transportation, and more.
The Cyc Development Platform is available in different versions to meet your specific needs:
Cycorp offers a complete version of Cyc, including many more assertions and additional Natural Language and data integration capabilities, at no cost, for research purposes. Please check out ResearchCyc for licensing and downloading information.
EnterpriseCyc is a fully supported version of the knowledge base and reasoning technology that includes enterprise-grade development, deployment, and administration capabilities. It can be licensed for commercial applications.
Summary of Best Use Cases:
The Cleveland Clinic is one of the world’s premier research hospitals, conducting thousands of clinical trials per year.
A global Investment Bank is using a Cyc-based application to monitor and manage complaince within an increasingly complex regulatory environment.
Breakdowns, or even sub-optimal performance, of oil pumping facilities can be costly and, in some cases, dangerous to personnel and the environment.
The IT Organization within a Global Bank wanted to improve the efficiency with which it dispatched help requests to IT support personnel with appropriate expertise.
One of the world’s largest financial institutions is developing a Cyc-based solution to manage its global IT infrastructure.
Pharma vocabulary varies across countries, (sub-)industries, companies, departments, and decades. E.g., what’s a gel pak? What’s the “street name” for ranitidine hydrochloride?
Semiconductor manufacturing is all about yield. A leading foundry used Cyc to model electrical parameters and test structures, physical chip characteristics, and the underlying manufacturing processes…