WolframAlpha - Computational Knowledge Engine

Computational Knowledge Engine

Today I was googling to find comparison data between "India" and "USA". I wanted to know all the important data including demographics on a single page and in a comparison chart.

While trying to find some comparison result I browsed wikipedia and google for term "India vs USA". Then I came to know about a site "www.wolframalpha.com" which is in initial phase of their engine.

WolframAlpha is termed as "computational knowledge engine" by their developer and promoter. They have a very good knowledge base data which includes topics like:

  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Materials
  • Engineering
  • Astronomy
  • Earth Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Computational Sciences
  • Units and Measures
  • Dates and Times
  • Weather
  • Places and Geography
  • People and History
  • Culture and Media
  • Music
  • Words and Linguistics
  • Sports and Games
  • Colors
  • Money and Finance
  • Socioeconomic Data
  • Health and Medicine
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Education
  • Organizations
  • Transportation
  • Technological World
  • Web and Computer Systems

So if you want to know about any particular word related to above topics, you can just type the word and hit enter button and you will see the all the necessary data in a tabular format.


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