By Bryce Merkl Sasaki
March 8, 2017 4 mins read
What does the study of concepts (or categories, depending on your field of study) tell us about the human mind? A result of the Probase research project, the Microsoft Concept Graph harnesses billions of web pages and search logs to build a huge graph of relations between words (like “apple”) and their concepts (like “fruit” or “hardware company”). Using this data, the team at Microsoft hopes to build better search engines, spell-checkers, recommendation engine, taxonomies and more.