Bing integrates Wolfram Alpha results

Microsoft has integrated results from the Wolfram Alpha computation engine into its Bing search engine.
Bing is one of Wolfram Alpha's first application programming interface (API) customers, Wolfram Alpha developer relations architect Schoeller Porter said in a blog post on Wednesday.
"Wolfram Alpha's knowledge, computed from expertly curated data, will enrich Bing's results in select areas across nutrition, health and advanced mathematics," said Porter. "By using our API, Bing will be able to seamlessly access the tens of thousands of algorithms and trillions of pieces of data from Wolfram Alpha, and directly incorporate the computations in its search results."
Wolfram Alpha, which went live in May, allows users to query the engine to obtain statistical and other data around a search term.
The three topic areas Bing will use Wolfram Alpha for are queries about the nutritional values of foodstuffs, body mass index calculations and mathematical computation, Microsoft said in a blog post on Wednesday.