Natural language is ambiguous.
It's difficult to properly parse the relationships between elements in natural language.
Most existing systems glean only a small of the available information from their "reading."
Allows for inferences from the general to the specific
Saves a great deal of time re-learning similar facts
Allows for analysis in terms of a concept's parts and conceptual neighbors
RiverFlowsThroughCity( someRiver, someCity )
ceoOfCompany(steve_jobs, apple)there are multiple potential conceptual referents for the word "apple"
companyProducingComputers(apple)which refer to Apple, Inc.
ceoOfCompany(steve_jobs, company)shared by
Whosoever hath, to him shall be given . . .