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http://www.wolframalpha.com

A Computational search/knowledge engine



Making the world's knowledge computable

Today's Wolfram|Alpha is the first step in an ambitious, long-term project to make all
systematic knowledge immediately computable
by anyone. Enter your question or calculation,
and Wolfram|Alpha uses its built-in algorithms
and a growing collection of data to compute the
answer. Based on a new kind of knowledge-
based computing... more »



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This site has been promoted on the BBC's Click program a few times. Thought I'd give it a go. It's still in the early stages. I typed in "how far from london to brazil" and it worked.

I typed in "how far from the sun to London" anmd that confused it.

It also didn't know how big my next door neighbours labia are. I don't know that either.


I tried some maths

12-5*6 gave -18 which is using multiply as a precedence over subtraction

So I tried (12-5)*6 and it gave 42


more:


"how many dogs in America" gave 72.11 million. Impressed

"how many dogs in China" confused it. I suppose they'ev eaten them all?

"how many dogs in a nightclub" confused it.

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It's pretty cool and for some things very useful. It needs a sense of humour though.


The good news is it's an ongoing project, but I'm sure google is working on something similar to integrate into it's search engine.

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morning smeggy


Needs a lot more work on it, but as you say

The good news is it's an ongoing project, but I'm sure google is working on something similar to integrate into it's search engine.



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Greetings :)

I just tyoped in

"how big is hurachai"

it said .... "Interpreting "hurachai" as "guracha" " - no idea why?

and the answer was "16583 people"

So that's how big you are. :) :)

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