Search tool needed
Thread poster: François Désilets
I'd like to get a search tool that could do a search on the internet by simply selecting some words directly form Word (example) and pushing a key.
Where could I find such a useful software ?
| PractiSearch || Dec 25, 2005 |
Try PractiSearch - http://www.practisearch.com. It perfectly fits your description. Plus it was developed for translators in the first turn and contains a lot of translator web resources already preconfigured with an ability to add other web resources of user choice.
| | Tibor
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English to Hungarian
| I recommend Google Deskbar || Dec 25, 2005 |
I use Google Deskbar (free) for this purpose.
| IntelliWebSearch (IWS) || Dec 27, 2005 |
Developed by a colleague (Mike Farrell, who translates IT-EN). Mike is still working on the development, so he is responsive to comments. But the program is free (still).
You can highlight a word or phrase, and search with whatever web search engine you like. (Just takes a few minutes when you start using IWS to figure out how to define the searches).
The way I have it defined, a single key combination takes me straight to a Google search which displays 50 hits at a time without any language or domain limitations. You can define this differently to suit your own favourite flavour.
Throw in a slightly different key combo and a single mouse click, and it takes me to the ProZ "Web term search" for my highlighted term, or to eight other pre-defined searches (e.g. Google with defined language/domain, searches with Yahoo, Lycos or whatever).
[Edited at 2005-12-27 09:09]
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