Talk:Wolfram Alpha

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Removed quote that purveyed no information[edit]

I just removed this:

Using the Mathematica toolkit, Wolfram Alpha can respond to natural language questions and generate a human-readable answer. Founder Stephen Wolfram has said of the engine:

"All one needs to be able to do is to take questions people ask in natural language, and represent them in a precise form that fits into the computations one can do,"[1]

... because firstly, it suggests that Mathematica is a magical natural language understanding tool (which AFAIK it is not), and secondly the quote is even more mystifying. It amounts to "for a computer to do task X, it must first parse its input, then perform the task". QVVERTYVS (hm?) 21:15, 10 August 2015 (UTC)


  1. ^ Farber, Dan (March 8, 2009). "Wolfram Alpha: Next major search breakthrough?". CNET. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
@McGeddon: "natural language" is right there in the next paragraph. The quote serves no purpose. QVVERTYVS (hm?) 21:27, 10 August 2015 (UTC)
Yep, realised my mistake after I'd clicked revert. I've undone my edit and put a wikilink in. --McGeddon (talk) 21:30, 10 August 2015 (UTC)
Cool, thanks! I should have moved kept the link to NLU. QVVERTYVS (hm?) 21:33, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

Reads like an advertisement[edit]

Reading through this page seems more like an advertisement of the service than information about the site. Needs more information about how the engine works and its history. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2605:A601:7001:4500:9139:D729:7650:C174 (talk) 00:41, 30 August 2016 (UTC)