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Postby JTWood » Mon May 04, 2009 10:32 pm

independent.co.uk wrote:The biggest internet revolution for a generation will be unveiled this month with the launch of software that will understand questions and give specific, tailored answers in a way that the web has never managed before.
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The new system, Wolfram Alpha, showcased at Harvard University in the US last week, takes the first step towards what many consider to be the internet's Holy Grail – a global store of information that understands and responds to ordinary language in the same way a person does.

Although the system is still new, it has already produced massive interest and excitement among technology pundits and internet watchers.

Computer experts believe the new search engine will be an evolutionary leap in the development of the internet. Nova Spivack, an internet and computer expert, said that Wolfram Alpha could prove just as important as Google. "It is really impressive and significant," he wrote. "In fact it may be as important for the web (and the world) as Google, but for a different purpose.

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Re: Wolfram Alpha

Postby JTWood » Mon May 04, 2009 10:35 pm

Wolfram Alpha has been designed with professionals and academics in mind, so its grasp of popular culture is, at the moment, comparatively poor. The term "50 Cent" caused "absolute horror" in tests, for example, because it confused a discussion on currency with the American rap artist. For this reason alone it is unlikely to provide an immediate threat to Google, which is working on a similar type of search engine, a version of which it launched last week.

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Re: Wolfram Alpha

Postby Dan Lambskin » Tue May 05, 2009 8:56 am

how does it do with pr0n?
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Re: Wolfram Alpha

Postby AussieDodger » Tue May 05, 2009 9:13 am

Dan Lambskin wrote:how does it do with pr0n?


You need a search engine to find that? B-)
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Re: Wolfram Alpha

Postby Dan Lambskin » Tue May 05, 2009 9:31 am

AussieDodger wrote:
Dan Lambskin wrote:how does it do with pr0n?


You need a search engine to find that? B-)


no i want to know if it can answer questions like "who is that girl i saw with the tramp stamp tattoo"
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Re: Wolfram Alpha

Postby AussieDodger » Tue May 05, 2009 9:40 am

Dan Lambskin wrote:
AussieDodger wrote:
Dan Lambskin wrote:how does it do with pr0n?


You need a search engine to find that? B-)


no i want to know if it can answer questions like "who is that girl i saw with the tramp stamp tattoo"


I want to know what it'll answer if I ask........."Ginger Lynn FTW?"
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