At the moment, Wolfram Alpha generates results that you can see on the website, export as a PDF or “play” using a Mathematica plug-in. Soon, Wolfram’ll be opening up its curated data that can be queried using an API, Conrad Wolfram said. This’ll provide yet another source of data that you can use to create projects and mash-ups with the information that we provide at the Data Store. Alpha may not be a generalised search engine, but it is something very powerful. Wolfram’s curating data sets with financial, mathematical, scientific and other data that you can query using simple questions or that you can manipulate using mathematical formulae. The company has collected and curated these data sets to use with Mathematica, a powerful computational program that can do complex calculations, modelling and visualisation. Wolfram Alpha uses natural language processing to understand your queries, Guardian.
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