How to search multiple dictionary sites at once
Thread poster: Allyson Larimer

Allyson Larimer  Identity Verified
United States
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Member (Jul 2018)
Japanese to English
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Aug 9, 2016

Hello all!

I was wondering if there is a good way to search multiple dictionaries at once.
My language pair is JPNENG and I will usually search the following sites before deciding on a word.

http://www.linguee.jp/
http://ejje.weblio.jp/
http://eowp.alc.co.jp/

I would like to get something (either a chrome extension, a macro, or some function in trados) that would let me input the word and search all 3 sites at once.

Does anyone have a recommendation?


 

John Fossey  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 14:57
Member (2008)
French to English
MemoQ has it Aug 9, 2016

In MemoQ there is the Websearch function, which opens a window in which the selected term is queried to multiple online dictionaries which can be configured for personal preference. It all happens within the CAT tool environment. For example, I have mine set up to query Linguee, the IATE term base and Termium, all just by pressing a shortcut key.

 

Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:57
Member (2009)
Dutch to English
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IWS! Aug 9, 2016

Allyson Larimer wrote:

Hello all!

I was wondering if there is a good way to search multiple dictionaries at once.
My language pair is JPNENG and I will usually search the following sites before deciding on a word.

http://www.linguee.jp/
http://ejje.weblio.jp/
http://eowp.alc.co.jp/

I would like to get something (either a chrome extension, a macro, or some function in trados) that would let me input the word and search all 3 sites at once.

Does anyone have a recommendation?


Try this: http://www.intelliwebsearch.com/

Michael


 

Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 20:57
Member (2010)
Spanish to English
Web Lookup for Studio Aug 9, 2016

SDL Trados Studio has an app that searches multiple sites at once:
http://appstore.sdl.com/app/web-lookup/455/

However, I agree with Michael that IWS is the way to go.
IWS is basically a set of macros, and will work from any Windows program, unlike Web Lookup in Studio or Websearch in memoQ.


 

Natalia Pedrosa  Identity Verified
Spain
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Member (2012)
English to Spanish
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intelliwebsearch Shortcut Aug 9, 2016

Try this: http://www.intelliwebsearch.com/

Michael [/quote]

Hi Michael,

I've just downloaded the app but dumpest of me I don't know which shortcut to use to open it.

Any advice will be most welcome.

Cheers!

Natalia


 

Walter Moura  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 17:58
Member
English to Portuguese
Will a Website Do? Aug 9, 2016

Try this site.


http://magicsearch.org/

It searches not only three, but 24 online dictionaires, including PROZ Search term, and presents the results in one (long) page. And you can chose which dictionary to search. Depending on your internet speed connection, it should help you.


Regards,

[Edited at 2016-08-09 15:39 GMT]

[Edited at 2016-08-09 16:19 GMT]


 

Christel Zipfel  Identity Verified
Member (2004)
Italian to German
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This is great, Walter! Aug 9, 2016

Walter Moura wrote:

Try this site.

http://magicsearch.org/

It searches not only three, but 24 online dictionaires, including PROZ Search term, and presents the results in one (long) page. And you can chose which dictionary to search. Depending on your internet speed connection, it should help you.




Muito obrigada!

I have bookmarked the siteicon_smile.gif.


 

esperantisto  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:58
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English to Russian
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GoldenDict Aug 9, 2016

GoldenDict is a great dictionary program that can use both offline dictionaries and various web sites (configuring may be tricky sometimes).

http://goldendict.org/


 

J. Calzado
Local time: 20:58
English to Spanish
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MemoQ web search Aug 10, 2016

John Fossey wrote:

In MemoQ there is the Websearch function, which opens a window in which the selected term is queried to multiple online dictionaries which can be configured for personal preference. It all happens within the CAT tool environment. For example, I have mine set up to query Linguee, the IATE term base and Termium, all just by pressing a shortcut key.


I didn't know this feature, thanks!

[Edited at 2016-08-10 13:00 GMT]

[Edited at 2016-08-10 14:00 GMT]


 

Michael Farrell  Identity Verified

Local time: 20:58
Italian to English
CTRL+ALT+B by default Aug 11, 2016

Morning Natalia.
Different Michael answering.

All shortcuts can be customized. For more information see the help pages and how-to videos:
http://www.intelliwebsearch.com/version-5/help/
http://www.intelliwebsearch.com/version-5/how-to-videos/

Regards
Mike

Natalia Pedrosa wrote:

Hi Michael,

I've just downloaded the app but dumpest of me I don't know which shortcut to use to open it.

Any advice will be most welcome.

Cheers!

Natalia


 

Allyson Larimer  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 14:58
Member (Jul 2018)
Japanese to English
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TOPIC STARTER
Thanks! Aug 11, 2016

I appreciate the suggestions!

Intelliwebsearch definitely seems like the way to go.


 

Cristina Lo Bianco  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 20:58
Member (2008)
English to Italian
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Multifultor Aug 13, 2016

http://www.proz.com/forum/translator_resources/205846-multifultor_is_the_new_intelliwebsearch.html

 

Viviane Marx  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:58
German to Portuguese
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Obrigada Aug 14, 2016

Walter Moura wrote:

Try this site.


http://magicsearch.org/

It searches not only three, but 24 online dictionaires, including PROZ Search term, and presents the results in one (long) page. And you can chose which dictionary to search. Depending on your internet speed connection, it should help you.


Regards,

[Edited at 2016-08-09 15:39 GMT]

[Edited at 2016-08-09 16:19 GMT]


 

Rolf Keller
Germany
Local time: 20:58
English to German
Omni-Lookup Oct 14, 2016

Cristina Lo Bianco wrote:

Multifultor


Multifultor was a recommendable tool, but isn't beeing distributed anymore.
Its successor is even better, though. Omni-Lookup: www.omni-lookup.de


 

Dialekta  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:58
Member (2010)
English to Slovenian
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Apsic XBench - internet Oct 21, 2016

I love to use Apsic XBench "internet" options. You can define quick links to various internet sites and define the search parameter (see instructions, it's quite easy), and then you can use it in JUST EVERY PROGRAM using shortcuts (e.g. Ctrl+Alt+1 goes to linguee (DE>SL), as I defined this site and combination for #1).

I can only recommend it!


 


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