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The Large Knowledge Collider

The overall vision of LarKC is to build an integrated platform for semantic computing on a scale well beyond what is currently possible. The platform will fulfill needs in sectors that are dependent on massive heterogeneous information sources such as telecommunication services, bio-medical research, and drug-discovery.

The platform will have a pluggable architecture in which it is possible to exploit techniques and heuristics from diverse areas such as databases, machine learning, cognitive science, Semantic Web, and others.

The platform will be implemented on a computing cluster and via “computing at home”, and will be available to researchers and practitioners from outside the consortium to run their own experiments and applications, using suitable plug-in components.

LarKC is a research project partially funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme, Grant Agreement FP7-215535


LarKC started on the 01.04.2008 and will run until the 30.09.2011.

Contact Person

Georgina Gallizo