Google synonym search.   the more you know.
 
Handy snippet from this week's Guardian web watch:
"One of the problems with Google is that you need to know the right words to search on, even if it's as simple as using vacation instead of holiday. In many cases, you can now get better results by asking Google to search for a cluster of synonyms, simply by putting a tilde in front of the search word. Searching for ~food, for example, will also find pages that contain the words cooking, cuisine, nutrition, recipe and restaurant. There don't seem to be any disadvantages, either: if a word has no synonyms assigned (eg sex), you get the same result as searching without the tilde."

16 Aug, 2003 | technology



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