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What Is Ookaboo?

Ookaboo is a collection of images that are indexed by terms from the semantic web, or, the web of linked data. Ookaboo provides both a human interface and a semantic API. Ookaboo has two goals: (i) to dramatically improve the state of the art in image search for both humans and machines, and (ii) to construct a knowledge base about the world that people live in that can be used to help information systems better understand us.

Semantic Web, Linked Data

In the semantic web, we replace the imprecise words that we use everyday with precise terms defined by URLs. This is linked data because it creates a universal shared vocabulary.
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