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WolframAlpha

  1. 1. Wolfram|AlphaComputational Knowledge Engine
  2. 2. What is Wolfram|Alpha?
  3. 3. Computationalknowledge engine.
  4. 4. “It generates output by doing computations from its owninternal knowledge base, instead of searching the web and returning links.”
  5. 5. “Wolfram|Alphas long-termgoal is to make all systematicknowledge immediatelycomputable and accessible toeveryone.”
  6. 6. • Contains 10+ trillion pieces ofdata• 50,000 types of algorithms andmodels• Linguistic capabilities for1000+ domains
  7. 7. How’s it different from... ?
  8. 8. vs.
  9. 9. Google scrapes and indexes all information on the web. S Web OG Pages BL Micro- BLOGS PDFs
  10. 10. You then get a really long list of search results.
  11. 11. You have to sort through all of it. That takes time. Oh hell no!
  12. 12. As an example, let’s search for the word “dog” DOG
  13. 13. Over 382 million results for WOOF!
  14. 14. vs.
  15. 15. WolframAlpha gets all their data from severaltrusted databases, the primary one being their own... Wolfram Mathematica
  16. 16. What is Mathematica?• Computational software program• Started over 20 years ago by Wolfram• Proprietary software• Used by Fortune 500, government departments, universities, many others• Used by all of the Fortune 50 companies in various industries • Aerospace • Economics • Statistics • Chemistry • Web development • Astronomy • Biological sciences
  17. 17. Essentially...Mathematica is database that feeds WolframAlpha Wolfram Mathematica WolframAlpha Computational Knowledge Engine
  18. 18. Instead of giving you long lists of search results, like Google...WolframAlpha provide resultsfrom curated and structured data constantly being collected
  19. 19. Primary SourceMathematica Wikipedia Alexa.com Background Sources & U.N. Data ReferencesU.S. Census BureauWorld Health OrganizationEncyclopedia BritannicaOffice of Travel & Tourism
  20. 20. Now, let’s search for the word “dog” DOG
  21. 21. Let’s try some searches
  22. 22. Mobile AppsiPad iPhone Android
  23. 23. QUESTIONS

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