Figure 1: START's answer to the question “Who was president of the United States in 1881?” with knowledge from the World Wide Web.
Despite the effectiveness of START and Omnibase in solving user information needs, there are still several major unsolved challenges.
To address these challenges, we have pursued many different solutions. The following abstracts in this volume describe each of these technologies in greater detail:
This work is supported in part by the Disruptive Technology Office as part of the AQUAINT Phase 3 research program.
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