[EAS] Computational Knowledge Engine

Peter J. Kindlmann peter.kindlmann at yale.edu
Fri Oct 22 13:57:51 EDT 2010

Dear Friends and Colleagues -

This, from the last issue of Scout Report, is intriguingly suggestive. Could
become sort of a Google of computational relationships, a worthy resource in
times of declining numeracy.

All best,  --PJK

from <http://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/ScoutReport/2010/scout-101022.php>

Wolfram/Alpha Computational Knowledge Engine http://www.wolframalpha.com/

What is a "computational knowledge engine"? Simply put, it can help you figure
out just about any question or calculation. The goal of this project is "to make
all systematic knowledge immediately computable and accessible to everyone."
First-time visitors can get started by entering a date, typing in two stocks, a
simple (or complex) math formula, and examining the results. The engine uses its
computational power and ever growing collection of knowledge to computer the
answer.  Visitors to the site can also view the "What's New" area, check out
examples listed by topic, and peruse their visual gallery. This version is
compatible with all operating systems.

  From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2010.

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