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Wolfram Challenges Google? Not So Fast

There's a lot of hype over a new search engine Wolfram Alpha, which uses new techniques to give richer results. It's supposed to understand the context of what you're researching, get the relationships between the search term and other data, and simply blow Google out of the Web water.

Wolfram may be the future of search, but its soft launch isn't overly impressive. I gave it the Doug Barney Search Test, which is me searching for my own name. Wolfram basically told me how popular my first and last names are. Not much of an ego boost, eh what?

Posted by Doug Barney on 06/17/2009 at 1:16 PM


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