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Refactor README.md and modified value of capitalization factor.

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# About `mini_qa`
-`mini_qa` is a toy question-answering program. It uses Google to
-attempt to answer questions of the form "Who... ?"
+`mini_qa` is a toy question-answering program. It uses Google and
+Wolfram Alpha to attempt to answer questions of the form "Who... ?"
An example question is: "Who discovered relativity?"
-The design is a toy version of the AskMSR system developed by
-researchers at Microsoft Research. The original paper is:
+The design is inspired by the AskMSR system developed by researchers
+at Microsoft Research. The original paper is:
Brill, Lin, Banko, Dumais and Ng, "Data-Intensive Question
Answering" (2001).
I've described background to this program
-[here](http://www.michaelnielsen.org/ddi/how-to-answer-a-question-a-simple-system/).
+[here](http://www.michaelnielsen.org/ddi/how-to-answer-a-question-a-simple-system/)
+and
+[here](http://www.michaelnielsen.org/ddi/how-to-improve-our-question-answering-system).
# Note on contributions and pull requests
@@ -33,8 +35,8 @@ looking for feedback on that code.
MIT License
-Except the file `google.py` all files in this repository are copyright
-(c) 2012 Michael Nielsen
+Except the files `google.py` and `wolfram.py` all files in this
+repository are copyright (c) 2012 Michael Nielsen
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person
obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files
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wolfram_server = 'http://api.wolframalpha.com/v1/query.jsp'
#### Parameters
-CAPITALIZATION_FACTOR = 2.1
+CAPITALIZATION_FACTOR = 2.2
#### Create or retrieve an S3 bucket for the cache of Google search
#### results

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