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Re: Wolfram/Alpha (Wikipedia page restored)

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  • Subject: [mg97460] Re: Wolfram/Alpha (Wikipedia page restored)
  • From: Szabolcs Horvát <szhorvat at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2009 04:54:36 -0500 (EST)
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Dr. David Kirkby wrote:
> Ingolf Dahl wrote:
>> To be honest, Wolfram|Alpha is not THAT big at Google. I got 473000 hits for
>> wolfram alpha, but if I look at hits 451-469, none of them refer to the
>> Wolfram|Alpha project. If I put "Wolfram Alpha" (with citation marks) I get
>> exactly 337 hits today. But that is at least more than 42 (base ten).
>>
>> Best regards
>>
>> Ingolf Dahl
>> Sweden
> 
> This is odd. I checked it yesterday with the term in quotation marks and 
> got 2.1 million. You get 337 today, but I get:
> 
> Results 1 - 10 of about 63,100 English pages for "wolfram alpha". (0.17 
> seconds)
> 
> 
> So it changes from 337, to 63,100 to 2.1 million. I've no idea why that 
> is. I'm using the double-quote opperators -i.e "   which I think is the 
> correct thing to do.

Note that it also depends on the country where you are.  google.com 
gives me ~410,000 hits, while google.no gives ~240,000 hits for "Wolfram 
Alpha".  Apparently you set Google search to only return results in 
English, which severely decreased the number of results you got.  That's 
why it gave you only 63,000.


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