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Updated 25/MAI/2007, version 0.09
An example:
Introduction    Structure of a pre-filter

A working example: Termisearch:   English    Italian    French    Spanish    German     


This approach is just a proof of concept, hence, of course, in fieri.

You can modify the forms on this page in order to search for different targets: images, music, porn, books, solutions, confidential documents, passwords or whatever.
With the Termisearch working example, below, I offer a linguistic (imho quite interesting) approach just in order to demonstrate the utility and potential effectiveness of such simple filter tools.     In fact the whole point of the "Termisearch" example below is to demonstrate how such "pre-filtering" approaches can go beyond simple "webbit" results. Of course Thou does not need to go linguistic.
You will create your own pre-filtering forms at leisure using the schema below.
You may want to fine-tune special pre-filtering forms in order to search more effectively for books or images (eliminating from the SERPs all those idiot sites that try to 'trap' searchers into advertisement hells or lists of crippled results for zombies).
Or maybe you want to retrieve MP3s or OGGs without having to wade knee-deep into morons trying "to sell" you those very songs (quelle vulgarité!). Or whatever on such lines... I'm sure you get the infinite searching possibilities now in your own hands :-)

The Termisearch forms are experimental and must, should and can be further fine-tuned. Note that we can also further fine-tune things there "subtracting words", thus eliminating less useful results that often/always contain such words, see Termisearch's Spanish example.

The Termisearch example also shows that one drawback of using linguistic approaches is that this will work quite well for languages that have great amounts of indexed pages/occurrences, but won't give good results for 'smaller' languages.

So, does the "web at large" deliver better terminological quality (and quicker and to no cost) than trusted tools and dictionaries? Of course not, or at least not always. But the 'termisearch' small tool below may still prove useful for linguists. Of course the results will vary depending of the 'notoriety' and 'trendiness' of your query... such are the tides of the Web.

Structure of a pre-filter   

See the complete code of all the various Termisearch forms below (with Opera: CTRL+F3), here just an example taken from the Spanish termisearch form below.

<form target="_blank" name="gs" action="" onsubmit="return ShowFormWarning()" method="get">   What and where we do
<input size="30" name="q">   Width of the input field
<input type="hidden" value="100" name="num">   How many results per page we want
<input type="hidden" value="off" name="safe">   No puritanical crap
<input type="hidden" value="en" name="hl">   Englisz for broadness
<input type="hidden" name="lr">   Parameter 'language restrict' ignored here
<input type="hidden" value="ISO-8859-1" name="ie">   Input Encoding - this parameter is deprecated and ignored. Use UTF-8 encoding instead unless you know what you are doing.
<input type="hidden" value="en.espanol se.dice denominado denominada se.usa que.significa" name="as_oq">   as_oq: The real important ORRED terms
<input type="hidden" value="libros.en.espanol" name="as_eq">   as_eq: What we do not want
<input class="submit" type="submit" value="Button_text" name="btnG">   Gimme a nice button text for submitting
<input type="hidden" value="0" name="filter">   Uh? "repeat the search with the omitted results included?" Yep, please

So, that's the theory, now, as an unrelated example, look at the following banal 'book searching' mask:

"rapidshare OR megaupload OR yousendit OR filefactory OR filedepot"
"NOT amazon NOT sex NOT tits NOT win"
1) Change the book title according to your taste and inclination, duh
2) Always use the CACHED copies of google's results to bypass simple locks, duh
3) Exempli gratia, try inputting or more simply in.a.nutshell to check spreads

However, as said, this pre-filtering approach can deliver results that go waay beyond such 'webbit similar' book findings, as my 'termisearch' example below will (I hope) demonstrate.

The 'termisearch' example   

The raison d'être of the very simple forms given on the Termisearch working example is to find definitions, possible translations and/or explanations of a given term IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE CONTEXT.
So, for instance, to check how "offshore.outsourcing" has been/is usually translated INTO GERMAN (or INTO FRENCH, or INTO ITALIAN, etc.) Or, the other way round, how "Weltanschauung" or, say, "lavoro interinale" has been/is usually translated INTO ENGLISH.
Or the real meaning of a proverb... or whatever on these lines.

This is below simply done
adding, subtracting or ORring automatically some ad hoc search terms to whatever query you may have.

Use quotes around your searching terms for exact match (or join them through a dot)
Therefore: "offshore outsourcing" or offshore.outsourcing, else you'll gather pages with only offshore and/or with only outsourcing


"meaning OR translated OR means OR in.english"



"chiamato.anche OR vuol.dire OR che.significa OR vuole.dire OR in.italiano OR si.intende"



"le.mot OR littéralement OR signifie OR veut.dire"



"en.espanol OR se.dice OR denominado OR denominada OR se.usa OR que.significa"
"NOT libros.en.espanol"



"übersetzt OR heisst OR auf.deutsch OR heisst.auf.deutsch"


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