Association for the Promotion of Languages via Lexicography and Open Data

Internet searching tools

We have every reason to believe that the future is in the end of interactive systems which enable the sharing of tasks between men and computers. For the digital era offers to linguists, among others, a tremendous amount of time saved. Here is a review of the main online search tools one can use for translation purposes:

The links on the left allow to review these different types of ressources while bringin forward their advantages and limits.

The first three tools are the most basic and used. They often prevent long searches to link an language to another and can be used as a starting point in a translation step. Yet, they are both a great help and a trap for any user not aware of the Internet limitations and of machines in general. In spite of all these easy-access ressources, the following elements can still be improved :