A New Way to Search
Set to launch sometime this month, WolframAlpha (http://www.wolframalpha.com/) is a new kind of search tool. While traditionally search engines have helped you find pages that will give you the information you are looking for, WolframAlpha aims to give answers to specific questions that have been asked using natural language. That means questions like “What is the weather in London?” , “What is the world’s tallest building” or “What is the population of France”, will return actual answers, rather than links to pages that may contain the answer. That’s pretty impressive, and could potentially have a big impact on the way people search the web.
Read Stephen Wolfram’s blog post about the project:
Read more about WolframAlpha, how it works, and what it could mean to the way people search the web: http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/03/08/wolfram-alpha-computes-answers-to-factual-questions-this-is-going-to-be-big/