Tag Archive for Wolfram/Alpha

Take A Peek At Some Semantic Halloween Treats

How can the semantic web help you participate in and celebrate Halloween this year? We trolled around and came up with a few ideas: * Still haven’t found just the right costume yet for tonight’s festivities (for you, that is – we’re sure the kids have had theirs planned for some time). Perhaps you’re thinking…

WolframAlpha Updates Its Personal Analytics for Facebook

Back in September WolframAlpha unveiled its Personal Analytics for Facebook. With Personal Analytics, which The Semantic Web Blog covered here, you could visualize your networks, friends and social activities – and late last month it was updated to give even more insight into you and your Facebook linkages. Not in the same way that Facebook…

Wolfram|Alpha Dives Into Facebook Analytics

Heading into the Labor Day weekend, Wolfram|Alpha released a new feature that lets users perform personal analytics with Facebook data, for free. Users can head here and type in “Facebook Report” for an analysis of their Facebook data. Stephen Wolfram, the creator of the computational knowledge engine, alerted the world to the news in this blog…

While Google Graphs in 3D, WolframAlpha Takes Shakespeare to Heart

Last week speculation reigned about whether Google had set its sites on computational knowledge engine WolframAlpha, with the announcement that the search engine now is using WebGL technology for enhancing users’ ability to interact with complex, compound math functions. The search giant in December added 2-D graphing to its delivery of computed answers for calculations…

We Come Not To Bury Steve, But To Celebrate Him

You’ve probably read a couple of hundred remembrances and memorials to Steve Jobs in the last day. Don’t worry – this little blog isn’t going to rehash each of his amazing achievements. Rather, perhaps the sad news of his passing might provide an opportunity to reflect on what it means to innovate, and what it…

Answer: What is Watson?

The world’s waiting to see how IBM’s Watson will fare against past Jeopardy! champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. The battle of the brains – real and digital – takes place next week, and we here at The Semantic Web Blog will be keeping you up to date with coverage of the big event. (Yes,…