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Re: Re: Wolfram/Alpha

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  • Subject: [mg97275] Re: [mg97225] Re: Wolfram/Alpha
  • From: "Ingolf Dahl" <ingolf.dahl at>
  • Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2009 05:19:08 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <got8as$ghi$> <>

I am not involved, and know nothing about it, so I can speak open about it
without risking being killed for that (hopefully!). I am as curious as

There is more to read beneath the following link

Saturday morning (March 7, 2009) I found the following on Wikipedia,
"Wolfram Alpha":
"Wolfram|Alpha is a new futuristic search engine equipped with artificial
intelligence, to be introduced in May 2009 by Wolfram Research. Its
spiritual father, Stephen Wolfram, explains that it will be able to
translate natural language into a format comprehensible to computers and
search through trillions of pieces of curated data and millions of lines of
algorithms to provide the user with a valuable answer."

In the same evening, the entry was deleted, since it met Wikipedia's
criteria for speedy deletion "as an article about a web site, blog, web
forum, webcomic, podcast, browser game, or similar web content that does not
indicate the importance or significance of the subject."

What to say about that?

Ingolf Dahl

> -----Original Message-----
> From: dbreiss at [mailto:dbreiss at] 
> Sent: den 8 mars 2009 11:54
> To: mathgroup at
> Subject: [mg97225] Re: Wolfram/Alpha
> As you might expect, any who are in the know, and who tell, 
> would have to kill or be killed.
> Suffice it to say that it is very interesting and will grow 
> into something quite overarching.
> --David (who wants to remain alive)
> On Mar 7, 2:39 am, magma <mader... at> wrote:
> > I just read the latest intriguing blog entry on the Wolfram site.
> > It reports the May 09 opening of the the Wolfram/Alpha 
> site: a sort of 
> > omniscient super google cum curated data, if I understand well.
> >
> > Does anybody knows a bit more (and is willing to speak :-) ) ?
> >
> > What I find also amazing is that this project must have engaged a 
> > considerable amount of WRI resources, financial time and human, yet 
> > they managed to keep all this very quiet.
> >
> > Exciting isn't it?

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