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WolframAlpha

computational knowledge engine


https://www.wolframalpha.com/

     
Language English



Launched May 2009
Closed No



Developer Wolfram Alpha LLC



Country of Origin US America



Owner
2009 - [...] Wolfram Alpha LLC



Topic Universal



Region No Limitation



Technology
and/or
Strategy
Fact SeEn
Answer engine



Used SeEn Wolfram|Alpha






Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite





Wikipedia: »Wolfram Alpha (also styled WolframAlpha and Wolfram|Alpha) is a computational knowledge engine or answer engine developed by Wolfram Alpha LLC, a subsidiary of Wolfram Research. It is an online service that answers factual queries directly by computing the answer from externally sourced "curated data", rather than providing a list of documents or web pages that might contain the answer as a search engine might.

Wolfram Alpha, which was released on May 18, 2009, is based on Wolfram's earlier flagship product Wolfram Mathematica, a computational platform or toolkit that encompasses computer algebra, symbolic and numerical computation, visualization, and statistics capabilities. Additional data is gathered from both academic and commercial websites such as the CIA's The World Factbook, the United States Geological Survey, a Cornell University Library publication called All About Birds, Chambers Biographical Dictionary, Dow Jones, the Catalogue of Life, CrunchBase, Best Buy, the FAA and optionally a user's Facebook account.« Source




Name

Wolfram is the name of one of the founders. Source



Critical points




Features & Functionality

"It doesn’t scour the Web for data to return the best results. Rather, it ingests data into its own massive databases so that it can run the information through its own constantly-growing set of algorithms to “compute” the answers. These algorithms are based on computer scientist Stephen Wolfram’s Mathematicasoftware." Source



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References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WolframAlpha
Wikipedia (Others): https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/WolframAlpha
     

Other Sources

Eric Schonfeld (2009): Putting Wolfram Alpha To The Test: Not Super-Impressed (But Here Are 50 Invites). Online über die Webseite Techcrunch: URL: http://techcrunch.com/2009/05/15/putting-wolfram-alpha-to-the-test-not-super-impressed-but-here-are-
Dirk Lewandowski (2009): Wolfram Alpha: Faktenmaschine. In: Password, 2009, 6, S. 6-7. Oder: Online über die Homepage der HAW Hamburg - Department Information: URL: http://www.bui.haw-hamburg.de/suchmaschinen-news.html
Wolfram Blog URL: http://blog.wolfram.com/




Created: 2013-01-31