Take a Tour of Wolfram|Alpha

What is Wolfram|Alpha?

Wolfram|Alpha computes answers and provides knowledge.

Wolfram|Alpha is an engine for computing answers and providing knowledge.

It works by using its vast store of expert-level knowledge and algorithms to automatically answer questions, do analysis, and generate reports.

Wolfram|Alpha's long-term goal is to make all the world's knowledge systematically computable and accessible.

Video Introduction:
Wolfram|Alpha in a nutshell

Wolfram|Alpha is a computational knowledge engine, not a search engine.

WOLFRAM|ALPHA uses built-in
knowledge
curated by human
experts
to compute on the fly a
specific answer and analysis for
every query.

SEARCH ENGINES index web
pages,
then look for textual matches,
then give you lists of links to follow.