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Re: Wolfram|Alpha Lookup Tool for Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg100158] Re: Wolfram|Alpha Lookup Tool for Mathematica
  • From: dbreiss at gmail.com
  • Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 05:12:39 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200905160920.FAA26822@smc.vnet.net> <gv2jrn$9aq$1@smc.vnet.net>

On May 25, 6:15 am, Jens <noec... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On May 21, 10:48 pm, Jens <noec... at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > > > I also signal the Wolfram toolbar for your favourite browser is
> > > > > available in the w/a site.
> > > > > It has links to all major Wolfram sites and a query box.
> > > > > Nice touch WRI!
>
> > Also worth mentioning in this context may be the "official" Wolfram
> > Alpha Box for web sites:http://www.wolframalpha.com/addtoyoursite.html
>
> > I've added this box to  the web site of my department, and it seems t=
o
> > work smoothly.
> > Jens
>
> When I google "integrate sin(x) log(x) wolfram alpha" the first hit is
> the W|A output, but with the two digits appended to "www" by W|A for
> load balancing purposes. I wonder if this automated "assimilation" of
> W|A by Google has been anticipated by the W|A team. Probably they
> would at least want search queries to come towww.wolframalphaand not
> www39.wolframalpha... and of course one may debate if Google is
> sufficiently human to be allowed to use W|A at all, even if it does so
> indirectly and on my behalf.
>
> In the end Google and others like it could end up benefiting greatly
> from the new content W|A and its users are creating with computable
> facts.
>
> Jens

I agree and I sent a note to the W|A team about this...

--David


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