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MetaSearch Engines and Links Collections 
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On this page we attempt to gather links to other big glossaries and dictionaries collections as well as metasearch engines. Since internet search became one of the most important tools for researchers, it is worth to know capabilities of specialised search tools which can be of great benefit to translators. Almost all of them offer a variety of customise options under ‘Advanced search’ menu. Power users who know all the tricks will be able to find relevant information just with a few mouse clicks!
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Language Directories
  • Search terminology questions answered by translators — members of ProZ.com. Also search members’ personal glossaries. All language combinations.
  • WWW Search Interfaces for Translators By Tania Harvey Ciampi. Find parallel texts: EN-DE; EN-ES; EN-FR; EN-IT; EN-NL; EN-PT; EN-SV, Find a list of abbreviations, Find a glossary.
  • ForeignWord.com a specialized language directory from foreignword.com including terminology databases, glossaries, parallel corpora, bilingual and monolingual dictionaries, encyclopedias, language related sites, standards, patents, international organizations, linguistics, translators sites, language industry, localization, tips and tricks, educational resources, etc
  • Links Collections
  • J. Roque Dias Glossary links over 5.000 links to glossaries, dictionaries and other translation resources.
  • Lost in Babel — a collection of links  to dictionaries, grammars, software, corpora, translation mailing lists, journals, translators directories, associations and organizations, maps, converters, and more by Diana Marqués.
  • The Translator's Home Companion — collection of links to glossaries in many languages
  • EltWeb — Index of English language teaching resources on the Web
  • Links collection by Peter Spitz — English, German and Danish dictionaries
  • GlossPost at ProZ.com - Searchable Database of Glossary URLs
  • Lexicool — dictionary search
  • The Electric Eclectic — large collection of links to various language and writing resources
  • Language-global - interesting collection of links related to various aspects of lanuage and culture.
    Metasearch and Specialised Engines
    Based on Google technology, Polgloss indexes and searches a number of carefully selected English-Polish online dictionaries and glossaries. Allows quick finding exact meaning of a word.
    Clusty organizes search results into folders grouping similar items together. Thus a search for ‘pearl’ organizes the top 250-500 results into subject folders such as Jewelry, Pearl Harbor, Pearl Jam, Steinbeck Novel and Daniel Pearl. Clusty allows users to focus on the area of interest without all the chaff. 
       * Get a quick overview of the main themes that relate to the query. 
       * See similar results grouped together for faster access. 
       * Find results that are buried in the ranked list and would otherwise be missed. 
       * Discover unexpected results and relationships between items. 
    Clusty does not maintain its own index — it queries multiple search engines ( Looksmart, Lycos, MSN, Open Directory, Overture, Gigablast, and Wisenut) and combines the results.
    Very interesting metasearch engine which visually displays results in a series of interactive maps. It creates keywords to narrow your search and shows relationships between keywords and sites.
    Search the Web :
    Metasearch engine which queries a number of indexes and catalogues, including 120 resources from “invisible web”, groups and sorts the results according to user specified criteria. All features are free, but registration is required.
    Searching the Thesaurus >>>
  • Webcorp a suite of tools which allows access to the World Wide Web as a corpus. Currently relies on standard web search engines such as Google and AltaVista, adding layers of refinement specifically for linguistic analysis. It’s own engine to be launched this year. Offers collocation, concordance, stopwords as well as Wordlist Generator: generates wordlist for a given url (by frequency or alphabetically)
    InfoGrid consolidates popular news and information from over 3000 news sources, 12 top internet search engines, 16,000 direct-links, 4.1 million Open Directory links, 35,000 usenet news forums, top internet auctions and vendors. No advertising.
    It dynamically identifies various topics in the return set of a search engine and sorts the documents it finds accordingly. This allows the user within a few mouse clicks to identify and aggregate all and only relevant documents regardless whether they have been listed in the first ten or the last hundred in the return set.
    It ranks results based on the "top 10" rankings a site receives from the various search engines. It also offers an international phone directory. Ixquick interface is available in several languages, także po polsku.
    Ixquick Metasearch
    Enables to search millions of articles from leading academic, industry and general interest publications. Use either browsing or searching techniques. Select a specific publication up front, or start with a general search and then include or exclude publications. Insert new search terms as needed to pinpoint the most relevant results. Then sort results by article date, length, relevance or publication name.
    Searches the Internet's top search engines, including Google, Yahoo! Search, MSN Search, Ask Jeeves, About, MIVA, LookSmart and more.
    Metacrawler Search
    Metasearch engine querying 11 indexes (about.com, AllTheWeb, AltaVista, AOL, LookSmart, Lycos, MSN, Netscape, Teoma, WiseNut and Yahoo! You can narrow your search by selecting vertical categories.
    An interesting engine returning results both from Yahoo! and Google
    Offers various search preferences in separate, easy to use boxes.
    Allows to search and view books available form on-line bookstores and libraries.
    Returns results from Google, Yahoo!, MSN, Ask Jeeves, About, FindWhat, LookSmart and more
    Dogpile Search
  • Snap 
  • Recently re-launched. Offers site  preview but no advanced search options whatsoever. It shows results in various languages, but you can’t specify which one you prefer... Weird and urgently demanding improvements.
  • For encyclopedia-style searches. Presents matches on the basis of your whole topic area, not just your keyword. Also produces a list of related topic. Offers meaningful sentences from every site in the search results Currently in beta.
  • FirstGov.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services. Groups search results into clusters.
    Allows searching across Information Please's various almanacs, its encyclopedia and its dictionary.
    International financial search directory and resource centre. Search for anything to do with money and finance
  • Searching blogs
  • Designed specifically to search wikis. English Wikipedia and all languages translated into English. Covers 1158 wikis in 12 languages
    Indeks stron internetowych zawierający blisko 27 milionów dokumentów. Indeksowane są nie tylko strony z domeny.pl, ale również wszystkie polskie strony z innych domen.
    w internecie w Anonser.pl 
    Wyszukiwarka uwzględniająca specyfikę polszczyzny — oprócz danego słowa kluczowego wyszukuje także jego inne formy fleksyjne oraz synonimy. 
    Indeksuje domeny zawierające w swoich nazwach polskie litery.  
    Indeks obejmuje ponad 76 milionów stron, w wynikach strony najbardziej aktualne oraz najpopularniejsze są specjalnie oznaczone.
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  • A9  a search engine developed by Amazon.com
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