Wolfram Research is an American multinational company that creates computational technology. Wolfram's flagship product is the technical computing program Wolfram Mathematica , first released on June 23, The company launched Wolfram Alpha , an answer engine on May 16, It brings a new approach to knowledge generation and acquisition that involves large amounts of curated computable data in addition to semantic indexing of text. CDF is an electronic document format  designed to allow easy authoring  of dynamically generated interactive content.
The Power of Notebooks
Wolfram Alpha has been a huge hit with students. Whether in college or high school, Wolfram Alpha has become a ubiquitous way for students to get answers. What if one wants to build up or work through a whole computation? Just type input the way you would in Wolfram Alpha. Instead, everything is in a Wolfram Notebook , where you can save and use previous results, and build up or work through a whole computation:. Being able to use Wolfram Alpha-style free-form input is what opens Wolfram Alpha Notebook Edition up to the full range of students. Try one step. See what happens. Change it if you want. Understand the output.
The Next Big Step for Wolfram|Alpha
Inject computational intelligence at every level, on every project. Wolfram Language 's ability to unify algorithms , data , notebooks and linguistics —representing, binding and specifying all elements—is unparalleled. It's at the core of Wolfram's ability to achieve cross-component, cross-department, cross-project workflows with highly readable and executable code across desktop, cloud and mobile. A global resource for public data and data-backed publication—curated and structured for computation, visualization, analysis.
The Wolfram Language is a general multi-paradigm computational language  developed by Wolfram Research. It emphasizes symbolic computation , functional programming , and rule-based programming  and can employ arbitrary structures and data. The Wolfram Language was a part of the initial version of Mathematica in Symbolic aspects of the engine make it a computer algebra system. The language can perform integration, differentiation, matrix manipulations, and solve differential equations using a set of rules. Also there in was the notebook model and the ability to embed sound and images, according to Theodore Gray 's patent. An online frontend for the language, WolframAlpha , was released in