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Yeah. I feel just like Dilbert when trying to understand how Wolfram Alpha works.
Wolfram Alpha is not a Star Trek character, nor is it a search engine: Wolfram Alpha is an answer engine. These answers are computed from curated data and Wolfram Alpha is only be able to answer a computational query. Ideally, Wolfram Alpha's work will never be done, as there is always more figuring to do in this world!
The important idea is that it is NEAT-O. Go and ask something!