Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Vamsi M

Wolfram Alpha Goes Live This Month

Much Awaiting Wolfram Alpha the great "computational knowledge engine" for the web goes live this May. Here is a short review for those who don't have any basic idea about Wolfram Alpha.

Wolfram Alpha is developed by Stephen Wolfram and his team in a quest for inventing much better Knowledge based engine that can compute answers for your question rather than simple fetching documents that contain the answers, like Google and yahoo does, and it isn’t just a database of knowledge, like the Wikipedia or some other content source!!

So what does it do?

Giving you a real world example, just imagine you entered a query "What country is Chennai in?" , search engines like Google and yahoo pops out results that contains the keywords in the question, but Wolfram Alpha computes the answers for the question that is being asked !! Its pops you the exact result you wanted !! just imagine the kind of a search engine that pops out the results you exactly you needed !!

Here ends the review, any comments and suggestions are welcome.

Vamsi M

Vamsi M