June 12, 2005
A Search Engine for Acronyms
"Esus has announced the release of Acronyma, a search engine with an index of over 450,000 acronyms and abbreviations.
Ron Jones, Univ of Cincinnati Law Library
Testimony from Researchbuzz:
"You may search in several different languages, and you may search by word or by acronym. I searched for the acronym Yahoo and got one result (Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle). I searched for Perl and got four results, then searched for Pine and got three results (including the expected "Pine is Not Elm".) Results are listed by relevance/importance or alphabetically as you prefer.
I searched for words next, searching for "time". I got over 300 results in English (there were pointers to results in other languages at the top of the results page) though 300 is apparently the limit for search results. I searched for Full Time and got 8 results, but when I searched for Time Full I got no results. Be sure you search for things in the correct word order.
The site also has a place you may submit acronyms and a stat page of how many acronyms are available in what languages. Interesting. "
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