Cyc Training - Spring 2009

======== Course Announcement =========

What: Cyc 101 - Intro to Cyc
When: May 11-13, 2009 (3 days)
Where: Cycorp headquarters in Austin, Texas
Total Cost (including lunches): $1,900*

This course will familiarize you with Cyc's powerful knowledge representations and tools and will provide ample opportunity to use those tools to represent semantic information in Cyc.

Cyc 101 is a three-day workshop, balancing focused lectures with hands-on practice to reinforce the concepts and techniques being presented. The course aims to have you spend as much time as possible interacting with Cyc. Upon completing the class, you should feel comfortable navigating Cyc's huge knowledge base (KB) and have a strong basic understanding of how to find and make use of relevant KB content. You will also learn how to extend Cyc's KB by entering simple facts and rules using the Cyc KB browser interface.

Even if you have read all of our online documentation, you will still be able to derive the following benefits from attending this class:

* Hands-on, guided practice under the watchful eye of experienced Cyc developers;
* A deeper understanding of the advantages and pitfalls of certain representational choices or design decisions. The intent behind such decisions is not always apparent in the online material, and sometimes is best conveyed through anecdotal examples and live interactions;
* Answers to specific questions you may have about your envisioned use(s) of Cyc and new ideas of how Cyc might benefit your organization;
* An opportunity to better understanding of Cycorp, the Cyc Foundation, and the ResearchCyc community and you each of these can support (and benefit from) your ongoing use of Cyc.

======== Course Announcement =========

What: Advanced Cyc Topics
When: May 14-15, 2009 (2 days)
Where: Cycorp headquarters in Austin, Texas
Total Cost (including lunches): $1,200*

his course will cover advanced topics in knowledge representation, ontology development, efficient machine reasoning, and interfacing to external data and applications. The content will be adapted to the needs of the course participants, so please contact us for further details.

More information on the course and how to register can be found at:

If you have any questions, please email

We look forward to seeing you in class!
*Special rates available to full-time students, faculty, and federal government employees, as well as group discounts.
Please email with any questions.

Posted by Larry Lefkowitz 2009-01-09

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