IBM Watson Project

Definition(s)

  • A pioneering project from IBM that implements what they call cognitive computing. Watson was originally built to demonstrate its advanced natural language processing, knowledge representation, machine learning, and information retrieval processes in the context of the game Jeopardy. Its speed an extensive knowledge base, along with its automated reasoning allowed it to win the competition against human Jeopardy players. The same computational framework has since been applied on a commercial basis to other open-ended question answering tasks, including medical diagnosis, and recipe construction.  1

Notes

  1. Herb Roitblat, Search 2020: The Glossary.