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knowledge base

[′näl·ij ‚bās]
(computer science)
A collection of facts, assumptions, beliefs, and heuristics that are used in combination with a database to achieve desired results, such as a diagnosis, an interpretation, or a solution to a problem.

knowledge base

(artificial intelligence)
A collection of knowledge expressed using some formal knowledge representation language. A knowledge base forms part of a knowledge-based system (KBS).

knowledge base

(1) The most common occurrence of the term is the vendor's technical support section on its website. The knowledge base includes a repository of articles and a search capability. In many cases, the content is a combination of support articles and frequently asked questions.

(2) A Web-based repository of links that define the interrelationships between the public data on the Web. See Semantic Web, virtual assistant, Wikidata, Google Knowledge Graph and DBPedia.

(3) A database of information and rules about a subject used in artificial intelligence applications. This was the first formal definition of a knowledge base. See expert system.
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A database group applying to continue PharmGKB should present a plan to further develop the knowledge base as a research resource that will store, organize, present, and integrate pharmacogenetic knowledge.
The exploration strategy outlined enables the user to construct an intuitive framework for a particular knowledge base in the user's mind to support better understanding and retention of it.
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It would be hard to find a better value for the buck than a subscription to Privacy Knowledge Base, and this online database should be included in every organization's corporate toolbox.

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