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Simple KWIC search that can launch from MS Word
Thread poster: Samuel Murray

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Mar 1, 2019

G'day everyone

Having just discovered that my CAT tool's keyword-in-context search doesn't actually work, I'm looking for a simple utility to replace it. I need to be able to launch it from MS Word. In other words, I'd select a term in a document and press a shortcut, which then runs a search. A utility that can only run a search on the clipboard is also okay. My reference file is a plaintext file with one segment per line.

(My CAT tool is an older version of WFC, a
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G'day everyone

Having just discovered that my CAT tool's keyword-in-context search doesn't actually work, I'm looking for a simple utility to replace it. I need to be able to launch it from MS Word. In other words, I'd select a term in a document and press a shortcut, which then runs a search. A utility that can only run a search on the clipboard is also okay. My reference file is a plaintext file with one segment per line.

(My CAT tool is an older version of WFC, and this type of search is called a "reference search" in WFC. Some tools refer to KWIC searches as "concordance search". Confusingly, WFC uses the term "concordance search" for a TM search, but I now need a search through monolingual files.)

Thanks
Samuel

(Oh, using Windows 7)
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Rolf Keller
Germany
Local time: 13:16
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Try Omni-Lookup Mar 1, 2019

Samuel Murray wrote:

In other words, I'd select a term in a document and press a shortcut, which then runs a search. (...) My reference file is a plaintext file with one segment per line.


A rather simple task for Omni-Lookup:

Define a data source of type "Appl", click "Properties", choose Notepad as the application (the green blinking wizard button will help you), put your reference file's path into the "Starting parameters" box (the reddish wizard button will help you) and put {c}f{#}{enter} into the "Query key sequence" box. Click OK in order to save these settings for future use.

This starts Notepad (if it's not running already), gets Notepad to open the reference file, sends Ctrl-F to Notepad, puts the query term into Notepad's search box and finally sends "Enter" to Notepad.

In Omni-Lookup's main window choose a hotkey at will. This hotkey - when being hit within any application (e. g. Word) - grabs the term in that application and gets Notepad to perform the above actions.

BTW, as you can even define groups consisting of several data sources of different types, you can simultaneously resp parallel lookup in different references (Internet, Excel, Tbx/Tmx, ...) via one single hotkey hit.


 

Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
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tlCorpus? Mar 1, 2019

https://tshwanedje.com/corpus/

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Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
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or maybe one of these: Mar 1, 2019

https://www.hermetic.ch/skc/skc.htm
http://www.laurenceanthony.net/software/

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Milan Condak  Identity Verified
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English to Czech
Simple Dictionary Application Mar 2, 2019

Samuel Murray wrote:

... I now need a search through monolingual files.)



I use Simple Dictionary Application also for multilingual TXT files.

http://www.condak.cz/nove/2019-02/26/en/06.html

https://www.dicts.info/

Cheers,

Milan


 

csfranklin
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Custom Development Mar 2, 2019

Hi, Samuel,

My studio can realize the following user requirements:
The user selects a term in a document and presses a shortcut, which then runs a search through monolingual files.

However, more details (for example, about what results will be returned and how to show the search results, etc.) are needed for developing such a simple utility.

By the way, I would like to introduce the Text Tools software, which is widely used by Chinese translators, bu
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Hi, Samuel,

My studio can realize the following user requirements:
The user selects a term in a document and presses a shortcut, which then runs a search through monolingual files.

However, more details (for example, about what results will be returned and how to show the search results, etc.) are needed for developing such a simple utility.

By the way, I would like to introduce the Text Tools software, which is widely used by Chinese translators, but many of its functions can also be used by other users.
A trial version for test purpose: https://download.csdn.net/download/csfranklin/9750164

Thanks,
Frank
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