A Blog Is Now a Blog
We’ve updated another entry thanks to feedback sent to Wolfram|Alpha. We’ve now changed linguistic priority settings so that “blog” is no longer interpreted as the math expression b log(x) by default.
Blog is now interpreted as just a plain old blog (like this one).
Of course, our roots are deeply entwined in Mathematica, so for those who don’t use blogs, the mathematical interpretation is still available. Blog(x) is the default.
Just what I was waiting on.
The more you evolve, the more I am mesmerized !! Kudos to the team .. keep it up !!
I am surprised you gave this change such prominence. There will be thousands of times when the default among options changes to reflect changes in W|A’s computation of the most likely intention of the user. Is the default not set by W|A at present based on the most common choice by users?
Already W|A changes some defaults such as currency based on the location of the user. I also expect that the User Profile will expand to allow the user to indicate some preferences to W|A.
Am I the only person who read this and laughed? Scientists and other nerdy folk have been doing this type of definition priority swap for years and years.