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Wolfram Alpha, a new "Computational Knowledge Engine" developed by British physicist Stephen Wolfram, is all set to revolutionize search with its amazing/innovative ability to give answers to your questions directly - instead of directing you to sources where you "might" get the required information.

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Asked by Ritujit Hazarika, 26 Jul '09 09:32 am
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Wolfram Alpha is a closed (for now) search engine that looks like an incredible hybrid between Wikipedia and Google's OneBox answers for simple, common search queriesat least that's what we've gathered from the demo video.

Wolfram Alpha is not a Google Killer, though, because frankly Google doesn't really have anything like itexcept for maybe Google's new public data search, which, while impressive, doesn't look nearly as robust as Wolfram Alpha. (Then again, we'll have to wait and see how well Wolfram Alpha works when it gets in the hands of the public.) Either way, Google will still corner the market on most normal search. (We're not always looking for the kind of answers Wolfram Alpha provides when we hit up Google.) As for how this editor uses Google and Wikipedia, I'd actually imagine that Wolfram Alpha could be more of a Wikipedia competitor than a Google competitor.
Answered by Jack Johnson, 28 Jul '09 05:06 pm

 
  
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I agree It is not reliable........an unsuccessful project.... only their Software MATHEMATICA is somewhat popular in few universities
Answered by Motu, 18 Oct 06:05 pm

 
  
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It is not reliable........an unsuccessful project.... only their Software MATHEMATICA is somewhat popular in few universities
Answered by ABC XYZ, 21 Aug '12 11:23 pm

 
  
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