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Re: [ontolog-forum] Wolfram Alpha is now available

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From: Pavithra <pavithra_kenjige@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2009 15:06:22 -0700 (PDT)
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Hello John,
An interesting observation while testing Wolfram Alfa:
Input : Arabic Languages
Result :  The first line of the result read like this...
"Assuming "Arabic" is a class of countries | Use as a language or a character or a word instead".  
And there were other part of the result displayed!
 It just does not sound right to say "class" of countries.   Or does it?
Are they using OWL2?   Probably "List " or "group" is a better word semantically then "class"?
The mathematical functionality works quite well.  But others are still in development. There is a vedio demo availble on that site that shows an array of funtionalities and usage.  It is going to be a very useful tool.

On the other hand,  for Semantic web meet up group, there was a demo from Cambridge Technologies.  Their Anzo suite of products seems to support executive needs to manipulate data, generally supporting web, excel and database servers and any data movement between them.  They support collaboration, multiple types of databases and semantic technologies.   So one can collect data using web from different locations, manipulate data using excel features and store the data in databases or see the information on the web.  
 They also claimed that they can support millions of Ontologies in the data stores and uses sematic technologies like RDFa ..
If interested, there is a demo

--- On Sun, 5/17/09, John F. Sowa <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: John F. Sowa <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [ontolog-forum] Wolfram Alpha is now available
To: "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, cg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Sunday, May 17, 2009, 2:36 PM

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