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Re: Wolfram|Alpha Lookup Tool for Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg100013] Re: Wolfram|Alpha Lookup Tool for Mathematica
  • From: dbreiss at gmail.com
  • Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 00:18:12 -0400 (EDT)
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This tool has been cleared directly with Wolfram Research.

--David

On May 20, 5:00 am, mark mcclure <mcmcc... at unca.edu> wrote:
> On May 16, 5:17 am, David Reiss <dbre... at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > With the release of Wolfram|Alpha I have created a small tool that
> > allows you to send a query to Wolfram|Alpha directly from
> > Mathematica.
>
> Unfortunately, this is clearly against the terms of use:http://www.wolfra=
malpha.com/termsofuse.html
>
> In particular:
> "The Wolfram|Alpha service may be used only by a human
> being using a conventional web browser to manually enter
> queries one at a time."
>
> I think that Mathematica is clearly not a conventional web browser.
> Now, I don't mean to imply that this tool should not have been
> written or that it is Wolfram Research's intention to forbid this
> specific use.  On the contrary, the ease of writing such a tool
> using query strings would indicate otherwise.  Hopefully, the
> forthcoming API will include separate terms of use that clarify
> this matter.
>
> Mark McClure



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