The world’s distributed knowledge graph
The Underlay's purpose is to make knowledge accessible, connectable, and inspectable in service of the public good. Like the web, it is an emergent system and concept. It is built on a set of open source protocols and tools for structuring, storing, and aggregating distributed graph data.
How it Works
The Underlay is premised on the idea that a knowledge graph can be constructed from a series of distributed transactions called assertions. Multiple assertions are combined through a process called reduction and can be curated into useful groupings using collections.
The Underlay maintains a RFC (Request for Comments) series to document our ideas, proposals, progress, and plans. RFCs represent snapshots of thinking and may contain outdated or deprecated ideas. For a more thorough description, see Danny Hillis's RFC 0.