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BCMS Honours Topic: "Massive Ontology Engine."
Ontology: An explicit formal specification of how to represent the objects, concepts and other entities that are assumed to exist in some area of interest and the relationships that hold among them. — Dictionary.com
My honours project is to produce a slick, responsive and fully-functional web interface for a knowledge engine which has an intelligent ontology behind it. It is a mash-up of Wikipedia and Wolfram Alpha. The knowledge engine behind the interface has been created by manually by entering data and supplemented by data mining scripts, mainly focusing on Wikipedia. The end goal of the interface is to allow users to create, edit, view and query the data stored in the knowledge base. Users will also be able vote and discuss ideas in addition to tracking changes made by other users.