New approach enables search engines to describe objects with negative statements

Computers answer questions, have conversations or advise customers on their problems. More and more IT applications are relying on structured knowledge. For this, the information has to be organized in a way that a computer can process it—in so-called knowledge bases. These knowledge bases are the field of expertise of computer scientist Simon Razniewski and his team at the Saarbrücken Max-Planck-Institute for Informatics. The researchers are the first to develop a method for adding a crucial, previously neglected aspect to these knowledge bases.

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