Every medical translator has experienced this: you are working on a translation, and you're not completely sure about which term or expression to use. So you turn to Google to see which variant gets the most hits. While this may not be the most accurate way to make a determination, it often works.
Googlefight.com is a web site that makes this process easier (and more fun).
The concept is very simple. There are two search boxes on the page, calling for Keyword #1 and Keyword #2. Put in your two terms, and the site runs parallel Google searches, yielding a graph that compares the approximate number of results for the two:
[Hat tip to Erik Hansson!]
And for good measure, here are a few more articles on terminology management:
- Using Wordnik to explore terminology
- Nine free term extraction tools
- Terrific collection of terminology, style resources for medical translators
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