Wolfram Alpha is live; give us your impressions

New search engines don't come around every day; let us know what you think about your initial experiences with Wolfram Alpha in here.

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Wolfram Alpha is live, and we want your feedback.

Following a delay due to technical glitches , the new "computational knowledge engine" went live to the public Friday night, and we're interested in learning more about the public's initial experiences with the service. If in case you missed it, Wolfram Alpha can be found here.

You may want to familiarize yourself with the service before giving it a try. For more background on how Wolfram Alpha works, read this exchange between CNET's Stephen Shankland and Rafe Needleman, who were given early access to the service. This photo gallery of screenshots will let you know what to expect as you put the new service through its pace.

Once you get your hands on it (so to speak) we're mostly interested in whether or not you feel it retrieved the results you were looking for, or answered the questions you entered. Try broad queries like the weather; try specific queries about your favorite sports team, hometown, or profession.

And once you've kicked the tires, please fill out the form below so we can measure the search engine's performance and relevance during its debut. Wolfram has already warned us that the service might encounter initial launch problems over the weekend , so keep that in mind.

Thanks for your help, and we'll follow up next week with the results.


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