The Translator’s Tool Box - © International Writers’ Group, LLC
• You can use ~ as an operator for synonyms, so that ~great translator as
a search query returns results with "best translator," "cool translator," or
"top translator" (Google only).
• .. can be used as an operator for numeric ranges, so that Translator’s
Tool Box $40..60 will find webpages where you can purchase this must-
have resource for between $40 and $60 (Google only).
• If you want to search for pages that Google has in its cache (previous
storage), so that cache:internationalwriters.com tool kit finds
pages that have been changed or deleted (Google only).
If these tricks have not really impressed you, the next ones will:
• If you want to look for something in only a certain kind of document (such
as a PDF file) and not in any other, type filetype:pdf "translation
memory". The result will be all PDFs that are registered with the search
engines and contain the phrase "translation memory." If you would like to
specifically exclude PDFs, you can type -filetype:pdf "translation
memory" (both Google and Bing).
• If you want to return webpages for a specific language, you will just need
to specify the language code directly after the keyword language:. For
example, if you are searching for your name on Chinese-language
websites, you will need to enter John Doe language:zh (Bing only).
• To return webpages from a specific country or region, you can specify the
country or region code directly after the keyword loc: (or location:).
You can even combine this with an OR search. For esample, to see
webpages about machine translation from the U.S. or Great Britain, enter
"machine translation" (loc:US OR loc:GB) (Bing only).
• Or how about this one: Unless you have one favorite online dictionary you
always go to when you need a definition, you can also type
define:translation (Google only).