Common sense knowledge and language

Examples: Language highlights and connects concepts and relationships that people know from their experiences. These examples show that individual words are not so important for understanding. A sentence evokes a mental image because people have knowledge about the world. Language provides hints for constructing mental images but does not provide a complete description of reality.

Therefore natural language understanding and processing requires common sense knowledge and context.

What is "context"?

Can common sense knowledge and context be stored in a (formal) language?

If "yes", it can be stored in ontologies such as CYC.


CYC's applications (as reported in 1995)