New search engine has appeal for journalists

A new search engine, Wolfram Alpha, recently was unveiled. The Online Journalism Blog notes that “Its use of databases and semantic search should be particularly exciting for journalists because a) it searches parts of the ‘hidden web’ that most search engines don’t reach (i.e. databases); and b) it has the potential to throw up quick answers to questions about relationships and facts that Google is also not great at.” Definitely worth a look for anyone doing research for a story.

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