Wolframalpha

 
ouchris
 
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ouchris
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15 May 2009 17:54
 

Has anyone heard of wolframalpha.com? I just found this (it’s going live Today). This looks like one of the coolest, most useful sites/ideas I’ve ever seen. Wow

 
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15 May 2009 21:22
 

Yeah, I heard about it while researching cellular automata (which Wolfram studied) a few months ago…

If anyone reading this is wondering what it is, it’s a semantic search engine - It attempts to extract meaning from your question, rather than merely cross-reference keywords. Here is a recent BBC news article on it

 
 
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16 May 2009 00:53
 

Be sure to watch the introductory video at wolframalpha.com. This a truly remarkable project and I’m sure it will be a big part of all of our lives soon.

 
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17 May 2009 13:32
 

I took a look at it yesterday. It looks very promising.

 
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17 May 2009 14:47
 

This week’s Science Friday devoted a segment:

http://www.sciencefriday.com/program/archives/200905151

It’s in streaming-audio format.