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Journal of nicholas (3034)

Saturday June 13, 2009
12:30 PM

search engine clue

[ #39118 ]

I asked how long is a renault scenic. Results varied:

Wolfram Alpha
Wolfram|Alpha isn't sure what to do with your input.
True Knowledge
Sorry, I don't know the answer to that question.
It sounds like this is something True Knowledge doesn't know about yet. Most of what True Knowledge knows has been taught to it by people like you.
Your question
What is the length of the object an unspecified member of Renault Scénic, a compact MPV produced by French automaker Renault, a first to be labelled as such in Europe?
Google
Renault Scénic — Length: 150.5 in (3,823 MM)
According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_Scénic

So, I'm impressed by the True Knowledge's question parser. But Google came up with an answer. Ish. Two problems with it though - the Imperial is "correct", but isn't actually the value given on the Wikipedia page they cite (163in), and they have no clue when it comes to metric. Capitalisation matters. Clearly still an American company, rather than global.

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