# Computational Knowledge in Practice: Inside the Wolfram|Alpha Project

At the recent London Computational Knowledge Summit, Wolfram|Alpha content manager C. Alan Joyce gave attendees an insider’s look into Wolfram|Alpha. He shared how Wolfram|Alpha’s teams of *Mathematica* programmers, knowledge-domain experts, and data and linguistics curators have been able to transform raw data from public and private sources into “computable knowledge” that can be accessed and manipulated through natural-language input. Click the image below to view the video of his presentation:

*Video by River Valley Technologies*

Data acquisition, data curation, linguistics curation, and dynamic visualization are four of Wolfram|Alpha’s key focus areas. Which of those is most fascinating to you?

I am going to watch the video. Increasingly the ideology of Wolfram|Alpha (and Mathematica) have become very interesting to me.

Personally, I am more fascinated by linguistics curation and computation in general. I am planning lately of getting my masters and I am still in a crossroads deciding what to study for and the Wolfram|Alpha team sharing of knowledge has been helping in deciding.

Keep up the good work.

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backlink added to news here is this article

http://www.freakify.com/general-www-gosips/883-computational-knowledge-practice-inside-wolfram%7Calpha-project.html#post1016

Haha, shouldn’t you be charging for that kind of kowneldge?!

Please can you post a transcript. There seems to be an echo but my hearing is none too good anyway.