[ExI] Google has incorporated Wolfram Alpha search results

Gary Miller aiguy at comcast.net
Tue May 26 11:57:29 UTC 2009

Stefano Vaj asked...

> Am I the only one, amongst Wolfram's fans, who remains perplexed
> regarding what Alpha is really about and somewhat disappointed from
> the little which it currently offers?

No, I am like you a bit underwhelmed by the breadth of their knowledge base 
their seeming incapacity to draw from existing knowledge sources for 
anything other
than calculations.

I would be very curious to know how many knowledge engineers they have 
devoted full time to
expanding their knowledge base and at what rate their range of available 
queries will double and
continue to double.

These two data points will be critical to their success.

Wikipedia did not become indispensible until it's knowledge base reached a 
critical mass.

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