Answers.com Links Up with Wikipedia

Wikimedia announced on Thursday that it had reached a deal with Answers.com to offer users answers to queries from content included in the Wikipedia. Called "1-Click Answers, Wikpedia Edition," the site is expected to go live in early 2006, after a 60-day trial period in beta. The service will be promoted on the "tools" section of the Wikipedia website.

"We are pleased to partner with Answers.com, encouraging software that improves access to Wikipedia," said Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia founder and Wikimedia Foundation President. "Bob Rosenschein and his team have created an innovative technology which helps users click on any word in any application to look it up in Wikipedia. We expect that our users will appreciate the extra convenience."

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