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New semantic search engine

In Information industry on April 15, 2009 by Danielle Tagged: , , , ,

Matthew Mezey, from the CILIP Update blog, mentioned that we should be expecting a new semantic search engine soon, called Wolfram Alpha, from the same person who wrote New Kind of Science and created Mathematica. You can check out the Update blog for more.  If the search engine lives up to this quotation from LISnews, I will be quite impressed:

“Wolfram|Alpha can pop out an answer to pretty much any kind of factual question that you might pose to a scientist, economist, banker, or other kind of expert.”

If you think you can convince the folks at Wolfram that you should be one of the ‘select individuals’ to have early access–and why not a health informaticist?–then please have a look at their ‘contact us for information’ link under the search box.

I enjoyed the computational linguistic gymnastics of some of the Wolfram blog postings such as this one.

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