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Websitewolframalpha.com
Blogblog.wolframalpha...
Twitter@Wolfram_Alpha
CategoryConsumer Web
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Founded5/2009
DescriptionComputational Knowledge Engine

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100 Trade Center Drive
Champaign, IL, 61820-7237
USA

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Wolfram Alpha

Wolfram Research is building a computational knowledge engine called Wolfram|Alpha for the web to be launched in May 2009. The product will contain data in various fields including physical sciences, technology, geography, weather, cooking, business, music, etc. in order to provide answers to questions that users input. Its language interface will accommodate variations in how users frame their questions, such as the use of abbreviations. Wolfram Alpha’s vision is to create a system which can do for formal knowledge (heuristics, algorithms, rules, methods, theorems, etc.) what search engines like Google have done for informal knowledge, such as text and documents.

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Wolfram Problem Generator

Websitewolframalpha.com/problem-generator

Wolfgram Problem Generator – which is available to all Wolfram Alpha Pro subscribers – creates random practice questions for students, and Wolfram Alpha then helps them find the answers step-by-step.

Right now, the Generator covers six subjects: arithmetic, number theory, algebra, calculus, linear algebra and statistics. The difficulty of the questions can be tuned down for students in elementary school and tuned up for those in college calculus classes. The material for students in elementary and secondary schools closely follows the Common Core Standards initiative.

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Above: Wolfram Problem Generator Screenshot -- #1
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Above: Wolfram Problem Generator Screenshot -- #2
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