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PurposeNet – A Semantic Knowledgebase

P. Kiran Mayee


PurposeNet is a semantic knowledgebase of artifacts,developed with purpose as the underlying principle of design. The principle is based on the observation that human beings tend to not only organize and categorize physical entities around them intuitively based on purpose, but, the morphology, anatomy and physiology of an artifact as well as its relations with the other artifacts around it are purpose-based. This paper presents the architecture and design of the PurposeNet knowledgebase, with case studies. It also presents a comparative study of the currently popular ontologies with PurposeNet. Some applications using PurposeNet are also dealt with.


Artifacts, Knowledgebase, Ontology, PurposeNet

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