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Tuesday, 19 May 2009

WolframAlpha Brings Semantic Web To Life

I see that WolframAlpha has just launched. It's a "computational knowledge engine" that gives an answer to your query by doing computations from its own internal knowledge base, instead of merely searching the web, returning links and leaving you to figure out an answer. That's not to say it's the right answer, any more than the search results you're used to seeing. But it's very likely to be a much better start, or at least worth doing in parallel to a normal search.

The introduction is certainly impressive already, and it's potential is limitless.

At last we are starting to see the fruits of semantic publishing, but even if it only kills price comparison sites, I'll be ecstatic!
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