a Grounded NELL-like AKBC Toolkit

research project at Carnegie Mellon University

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About GNAT

GNAT (Grounded NELL-like AKBC Toolkit) is a software platform developed at CMU for building and extending knowledge bases (i.e., "automatic knowledge-base construction", or AKBC). It is loosely based on the architecture used in NELL, with one main difference: the seed instances for the ontology of concepts and relations are "grounded", i.e., identified with objects in an external ontology.

The work included in GNAT has been generously funded by two corporate sponsors — Google and Baidu USA LLC — and the National Science Foundation (NSF) under awards CCF-1414030 and IIS-1250956.

The overall architecture for GNAT is based on a few key constructs: