Wolfram|Alpha APIs

The easy way to integrate top‑of‑the‑line computational knowledge into your applications

Web | Mobile | Desktop | Cloud | Enterprise

Pre-built Wolfram|Alpha APIs

Simple API

Immediately get simple images of complete Wolfram|Alpha result pages

Note: This API does not support disambiguation, drilldown and asynchronous results delivery. Use the Full Results API for these advanced features.

Fast Query Recognizer API

Quickly classify queries, and recognize ones that are likely to be handled by Wolfram|Alpha

Typically runs in under 10 ms.

Short Answers API

Short textual answers, quickly giving the main result for a query from Wolfram|Alpha

Suitable for rapid responses, small screens or integration into bots etc.

Summary Boxes API

Quickly deliver configurable, pre-generated summary boxes about specific entities, properties or computations

Typically runs in under 10 ms. Styling etc. fully configurable.

Spoken Results API

Results optimized for conversational audio delivery

Suitable for delivery either standalone or in combination with text or report delivery.

Instant Calculators API

Web-deployable, form-based calculators across the full spectrum of Wolfram|Alpha domains

Generate configurable Wolfram|Alpha results from simple form interfaces.

Full Results API

Full programmable access to all the capabilities of Wolfram|Alpha

Includes disambiguation, drilldown, asynchronous results delivery and more.

Show Steps API

Full Show Steps capabilities from Wolfram|Alpha Pro

The ultimate homework and tutorial solution.

Conversational API

Add intelligence to your bot with results optimized for back-and-forth dialog

Includes user-driven disambiguation and drilldown, as well as conversational parameter prompting.

Set Up Your Own Knowledge-Based APIs with the Wolfram Language

The Wolfram Language has full integrated access to the Wolfram|Alpha knowledgebase. Create instant APIs within the Wolfram Language to implement custom functionality, and immediately deploy in the Wolfram Cloud or in Wolfram Enterprise Private Cloud.

Typical Deployments

Intelligent Assistants

Applicable APIs:

Wolfram|Alpha is the computational knowledge source for intelligent assistants

Personalized Portals

Applicable APIs:

Add Wolfram|Alpha to common tools in a personalized portal


Applicable APIs:

Give your bot computational knowledge intelligence with Wolfram|Alpha

Learning Management Systems

Applicable APIs:

Give students and teachers integrated access to computational knowledge

Voice-Based Systems

Applicable APIs:

Use Spoken Results to get computational knowledge without a screen, e.g. in a car

Desktop Software Systems

Applicable APIs:

Inject computational knowledge into a desktop software system

Mobile Apps

Applicable APIs:

Put computational knowledge into your mobile apps

SMS/OTT Answer Services

Applicable APIs:

Use Short Answers to get results from SMS/OTT inputs

Search Engines

Applicable APIs:

Triage with the Fast Query Recognizer, then display computational knowledge alongside search results

Smart Watches

Applicable APIs:

Ask your watch a question, then get back a suitably shortened result to display

Publishing Integration

Applicable APIs:

Use Wolfram|Alpha to put instant real-world knowledge at the fingertips of textbook and other book readers

Augmented Reality Systems

Applicable APIs:

Display result summaries in augmented reality systems

Also Available

Wolfram|Alpha Appliance

Standalone version of Wolfram|Alpha, suitable for private deployments within an organization

Custom Wolfram|Alpha Solutions

Create a custom Wolfram|Alpha for organizational as well as public data


Create your own instant API by accessing the Wolfram|Alpha Knowledgebase using the Wolfram Language

Pre-built Apps

More than 50 high-quality apps, suitable for adaptation to new platforms and environments