By Christoph Engemann on May 22, 2009 at 5:52 am
The web was abuzz with Wolfram Alpha the past week and I too took a test drive with varying results.
Among other things I simply entered the terms 'man' and 'woman'. The results are interesting to say the least. Click here to see the output for 'woman' with the use as word option flagged (which is not available when entering man...) and tell me what you think!
Joshua Auriemma May 25, 2009 at 10:44 pmPermalink
I've had some mixed results. There are times when I've been very pleasantly surprised by the output, and times where I've thought, "Seriously? Come ON."
I think that Wolfram's responsiveness to user feedback is going to make or break the service.
Ryan Calo May 24, 2009 at 8:33 amPermalink
I wonder if this would happen if more women were computer scientists...
Siddhartha May 22, 2009 at 6:18 amPermalink
Great comparison. I don't think our friends at France Telecom would be very happy either if you did a comparison between output for "Apple" versus "Orange".
A nice review on Alpha here:http://www.theindicast.com/writestuff/technology/wolfram-alpha-review/
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