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A '''knowledge base''' ('''KB''') is a technology used to [[information storage|store]] complex [[structured data|structured]] and [[unstructured information]] used by a computer system. The initial use of the term was in connection with [[expert systems]] which were the first [[knowledge-based systems]].
 
==Knowledge base properties==
The term "knowledge-base" was coined to distinguish this form of knowledge store from the more common and widely used term ''database''. At the time (the [[seventies|1970s]]) virtually all large [[Management Information Systems]] stored their data in some type of hierarchical or relational [[database]]. At this point in the history of [[Information Technology]] the distinction between a database and a knowledge base was clear and unambiguous.
 
A database had the following properties:
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