Search engines/browsers

What’s up with wolfram alpha?

Interesting little post about wolfram alpha and plans for the future: But Alpha may yet confound the sceptics. Last month, Wolfram released an application programming interface, or API, that allows anybody to build software or websites that use Alpha’s abilities. “Alpha is a technology platform that allows one to inject computable knowledge into any application or computer system,” says Wolfram. and it’s partnering with bing… ...

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5 Years of Firefox (and the web)

Very interesting (and short) review of the last 5 years for Firefox and web in general…. “All of our servers melted instantly,” Vukićević says. “We spent an hour trying to get the downloads back up.” (on the day Firefox launched) ….and looking to the future:““We always ask, ‘What is it that people on the open web can’t do right now? What’s pushing them towards things ...

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NYT project / Mapping name subject headings (semantic web)

I am so excited about this NYT project — just the kind of thing needed to start moving the semantic web forward … By the way, DBPedia is an attempt to take Wikipedia data and semanticize it… I am kind of in love with linked in data at the moment. Article athttp://tinyurl.com/yhdayvr “Over the last several months we have manually mapped more than 5,000 person ...

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