Knowledge base

Luciano Ratamero



A knowledge base (KB) is a technology used to store complex structured and unstructured information used by a computer system. The initial use of the term was in connection with expert systems, which were the first knowledge-based systems.

When I think about knowledge bases, I think mostly about Wikipedia. The idea is to map on software all of the important topics about a subject and link them together, simulating associative memory.

While it helps a lot when looking at the bigger picture, IT MAY CONSUME YOU, as people with the slightest attention deficit can confirm.

Note to self: don't go too far.