Monday, May 18, 2009

Wolfram/Alpha Looks Beyond Search Toward Computation -- Search Engine -- InformationWeek

InformationWeek: 2009 May 18

"Wolfram Research, makers of the noted computational software Mathematica, on Monday launched Wolfram/Alpha, a service the company characterizes as a 'computational knowledge engine.'

It's not a search engine. Though widely compared to Google, Wolfram/Alpha does not try to match queries against a list of indexed documents. It attempts to compute answers to questions based on established facts. "