Wolfram Alpha Answer Engine

Wolfram Alpha Answer Engine


Wolfram Alpha Answer Engine


Description –

Wolfram Alpha  is a answer engine developed by Wolfram Research, which was founded by Stephen Wolfram. It is an online service that answers factual queries directly by computing the answer from externally sourced “curated data”,rather than providing a list of documents or web pages that might contain the answer as a search engine might.



Website Type- Answer engine

Created by -Wolfram Research

Owner – Wolfram Alpha LLC

Written in -Wolfram Language

Launched – May 18, 2009

Current status – Active


Do You Know – Wolfram Alpha is written in 15 million lines of Wolfram Language code and runs on more than 10,000 CPUs.


The idea is to index content, much like Google does, but with the intention of applying various complex algorithms to each piece of data found in order to create a complex tapestry of relationships between various data sets. By organizing the data according to relationships, the data then becomes identifiable and classifiable according to relevance to one another.

That is to say that it becomes easier for the search engine platform to truly understand the content and be able to pull up similar or corresponding content or data sets. This ideally means that the system not only understands a user query, but can also pull up information that it has identified as being linked to the query.

In contrast, Google and other search engines rely on anchor tags, links and keyword density to properly relate queries to content. Wolfram Alpha’s main concept, as I understand it, relies instead largely on finding similarities and patterns in data and attaching relationships between the content and particular topics and categories.


Wolfram Alpha Answer Engine


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