Again, people out there are stealing my ideas. Where the heck did I put my tin foil hat?
As posted on Slashdot, a team in Amsterdam is working on an unsupervised system that can perform Automatic Meaning Discovery Using Google. This is quite similar to the idea I have of building a much more broad and extensive knowledge base for AIML bots using a web crawler with built-in semantic analysis. Except these guys are limiting the scope of their project to distinguishing "between colors and numbers, and [...] 17th century Dutch painters."