Wolfram Alpha and other Search Engine
Apparently, Groklaw, the Illinios-based company does not claim to be a search engine, but rather a number crunching machine. However, they “claim copyright on the each results page and require attribution” because the answers that are being created may not actually exist until the question had been asked.
Some sites, like Twine and hakia, try to personalize searches, separating out results you would find interesting based on your web use. Searchme offers an iTunes-like interface that lets users shuffle through photos and images. Kosmix bundles information by type—from Twitter, Facebook, blogs, the government—to make it easier to consume. Wolfram Alpha is more of an enormous calculator than a search: It crunches data to come up with query answers that may not exist online until you search for them….
Read the terms of agreement for Wolfram.
Read more about discussion on the terms of agreement for Wolfram.
Read more about complimentary search engines.
Posted on May 21, 2009, in Copyright, Data Mining, Education, Libraries, Patents, Science Stuff, Tech Toys, Technology and tagged Copyright, Data Mining, Education, Libraries, Patents, Science Stuff, Tech Toys, Technology. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.