13467782 story IBM's Question-Answering System "Watson" Revisited 170 Posted by timothy on Friday June 18, 2010 @12:05AM from the can-only-give-you-answers dept. religious freak writes "IBM has created and made the question answering algorithm, Watson, available online. Watson has competed in and won a majority of (mock) matches against humans in Jeopardy. Watson does not connect to the Internet to answer his questions, but rather seeks answers using many different algorithms then employs a ranking algorithm to choose the best answer." We mentioned Watson last year as well.