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WolframAlpha – Computational Knowledge Engine

WolframAlpha - computational knowledge engine

I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about WolframAlpha in the twitterverse, but I didn’t check it out until now. First off, it isn’t a search engine like Google or Yahoo (though Google has Wolfram-like qualities like being able to do basic math). It’s an engine that does something with the data in question.

I can’t do any justice with words. It’s best if you just go experiment with the site for yourself. Try the following to get an idea of its capabilities:

That’s just the tip of the iceberg, folks. What are you waiting for? Check it out!

Here’s a great (experimental) Firefox Add-On that embeds Wolfram Alpha search results whenever you do a Google search. Also, be sure to check out the video tour by Wolfram Alpha’s creator–totally worth it!


May 21, 2009 - Posted by | Geeks and Gadgetry, Science and Technology, Software | , ,

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