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Guide to Wolfram/Alpha for genealogy and family history research / Thomas MacEntee
Bib ID 6451326
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
MacEntee, Thomas, author
 
Description St Agnes, SA : Unlock the Past, 2014 
©2014 
32 pages : colour illustrations ; 21 cm 
ISBN 9781921956393 (paperback)
Summary

Most genealogists and family historians these days are familiar with a variety of search engines used to locate information on the internet. These include Google, Bing, and Yahoo as well as specialty search engines such as Mocavo. The process is pretty straight forward: you enter your search terms, and you get back a list of links to relevant websites. But what if there were a search engine that allowed queries in the form of a question and, in fact, preferred that format? You could classify the resulting search engine as more of an answer engine than anything else. And what if you could take the concept one step further and have this answer engine calculate information based on set input parameters? Great concept, right? Well such a search engine does exist: Wolfram˜Alpha. What sets this computational engine apart from other search engines is the ability to pull data from external sources (meaning websites outside of WolframœAlpha) that are curated (meaning selected for their data reliability and sources).

Full contents
  • Resources
  • Wolfram/Alpha: an introduction
  • Wolfram/Alpha: the basics
  • Sources for Wolfram/Alpha results
  • Family relationships
  • Names
  • Words and text
  • Dates
  • Money
  • Weather
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects Genealogy -- Computer network resources -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.  |  Genealogy -- Data processing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.  |  Web search engines.  |  Australian
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Guide to WolframAlpha for genealogy and family history research

Guide to Wolfram Alpha for genealogy and family history research

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