The Wolfram|Alpha approach to knowledge
Jon McLoone

This event took place on 25th November 2009 at 11:30am (11:30 GMT)
Knowledge Media Institute, Berrill Building, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, MK7 6AA

In May, a new computational knowledge engine, Wolfram|Alpha, was launched. By layering computational knowledge on large sets of curated, semantically marked up data, it attempts to provide direct bespoke answers to users queries. This talk will present Wolfram|Alpha and discuss issues related to semantic interpretation and disambiguation, collation and presentation of information and the encoding of knowledge. The speaker, Jon McLoone, is a developer from Wolfram Research, the makers of Wolfram|Alpha and the technical computing system, Mathematica.

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