This is something on the ‘about-us’ page of Wolfram Alpha, a new specialized search engine which some say is serious competition to Google.
“We aim to collect and curate all objective data; implement every known model, method, and algorithm; and make it possible to compute whatever can be computed about anything. ”
First of all, folks at Wolfram need to spell out this in more layman language !!
But why are people talking about Wolfram. That’s because for a lot of searches, especially factual searches, its frustrating to go though tons of pages thrown by search engine before ‘getting the facts’
Instead for factual search queries, Wolfram Alpha computes and provides answers and relevant visualizations from a core knowledge base of curated structured data.
The question really is – are there enough people who would want to do such factual searches and hence consider WA as an alternative. Maybe something we can ask our guest speaker in the upcoming webinar on Friday.