A new “Answers To Questions” search engine – Wolfram Alpha went live to the public on 15th May 2009 (Friday). It had been said that Wolfram Alpha will be the biggest challenger to Google due to its unique revolutionay new search engine that provides “Answers To Questions” rather than clicking the link on the search engine websites.
What is Wolfram Alpha ?
Wolfram Alpha is a computational knowledge search engine which combines answers of search engine and an encyclopedia. Wolfram Alpha responds to search query directly and generate the answers instead of relevant information.
How Wolfram Alpha Works ?
In contrary to normal practice, the user no need to search through links provided by the search engine because the answers comes as soon as users type the word or phrase on its search bar.
Wolfram Alpha Search Engine Provides Answers Which Google Cannot
Wolfram Alpha is an ambitious entity that intend to create something that will stand as a major milestone of 21 st century intellectual achievement. Their long term goal is to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable and accessible to everyone.
Let’s Play With Wolfram Alpha Now
As you can see from the below images, I put “Malaysia” as search query and press Enter button. Within a few seconds, the search answers is displayed in one page as below:
All the answers are displayed in one page and you can get the further info by clicking the link provided. I’m quite excited to use this new knowledge-based search engine and I personally think it can attract many users from other search engine such as Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and etc…
Is Wolfram Alpha Ready To Challenge Google Yet ?
As of now, Wolfram Alpha search engine still having long way to go in adding more information into their databases if they aim to beat Google in the future. When I try to search some information using Wolfram Alpha, it will show “Wolfram Alpha isn’t sure what to do with your input”. Since this is their first debut, I will give them (WolframAlpha launch team) more time to prove that Wolfram Alpha is a “Google killer“.
To know more about the progress of Wolfram Alpha, please visit their blog at blog.wolframalpha.com
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