Fort Myers Florida Weekly: Here’s the dish on a handy new online search tool

Fort Myers Florida Weekly: Here’s the dish on a handy new online search tool. “All of those websites are great reference tools for looking up prices when you know what you’re looking for. But what if you have your grandmother’s dishes or silver or crystal and want to find more pieces, or at least know a pattern name? Replacements Ltd., the North Carolina matching service for china, crystal, silver and other discontinued items, recently launched a new search tool, which makes pattern identification much easier.”

PR Newswire: Zillow’s new tool powers home searches in up to five areas at once, letting shoppers move as fast as the market

PR Newswire: Zillow’s new tool powers home searches in up to five areas at once, letting shoppers move as fast as the market (PRESS RELEASE). “Now available on the Zillow app, the multi-location search feature makes the home shopping experience faster, simpler and easier by allowing shoppers to find available homes in up to five different areas at once; it also gives users the option to easily sift through the listings on the map or all in the same results feed. In addition, users can save their multi-location searches and opt to receive email and push notifications with results and recommendations.” Zillow is planning a number of other search enhancements. They’re mentioned in the release.

Internet Archive: “Have you played Atari today?”

I’ve known Kay Savetz for ages. I did not know about the TIARA script. Internet Archive blog: “Have you played Atari today?”. “In 2021 I created a script called TIARA — The Internet Archive Research Assistant — which searches Internet Archive every day for newly uploaded items that match my selected words and phrases.”

Europe PMC: Keeping it under lock and keywords: exploring new ways to open up the web archives with notebooks.

Europe PMC: Keeping it under lock and keywords: exploring new ways to open up the web archives with notebooks.. “…the scale of the [UK Government Web Archive] exposes the limits of the current search interface, and there is no facility to understand the archive in aggregate. This article seeks to go beyond the simple keyword search by exploring the data sources available, from APIs to web crawling, for computational analysis of the UKGWA. The article is accompanied by two Python Notebooks which present examples of analysis using each data source. Notebooks lower the technical barriers for the reader to explore and interpret the UKGWA as data, while surfacing the challenges around making web material computationally accessible.”

The Next Web: This badass tool makes advanced YouTube searches a breeze

The Next Web: This badass tool makes advanced YouTube searches a breeze. “YouTube has succeeded in making life difficult for its users. It ruins your groove with annoying in-video ads. It constantly bugs you to go premium. And it makes searching for anything specific, well, a challenge. Yes, you can apply filters to your search, but these are often fiddly and irritating to use. Luckily for all exasperated YouTube users, there’s a badass tool that can give you the advanced search options you’re craving without all the hassle.” Stephen Arnold had a wry take on this site’s name that I really appreciated.

Amazon Prime video: The little search engine that couldn’t (Analytics India)

Analytics India: Amazon Prime video: The little search engine that couldn’t. “Interestingly, Amazon accounts for 54 percent of all product searches on the internet and has one of the best recommendation systems and search engines in the business. However, Amazon Prime Video–available in nearly 200 countries– has a bad search engine. To make matters worse, Prime Video’s clunky UI is a real pain in the neck.”

MakeUseOf: How to Find Public Google Docs (and Slides, Forms, Sheets, and Drawings too)

MakeUseOf: How to Find Public Google Docs (and Slides, Forms, Sheets, and Drawings too). “Similarly, you can easily find public Google Docs, Slides, Forms, Drawings, and Sheets using some easy but Advanced Search operations and tools. In this article, we’ll show you some simple tricks to help you find public Google Drive files including Slides, Forms, Sheets, and Drawings.” Joy Okumoko does it again. I didn’t know about Heystack.

MakeUseOf: How to Search for YouTube Comments

MakeUseOf: How to Search for YouTube Comments. “Looking for a specific comment on YouTube can be tricky if you don’t know how to search properly. It gets worse when you have to search through a thread of comments that goes on for pages. This can be frustrating, but there is a way to search through YouTube comments more effectively. In this article, we will show you how to search through YouTube comments, so you can find what you’re looking for.”

Phys .org: Researcher develops Google for archaeologists

I found this resource in February but it wasn’t quite ready for public release. It was ready in March, but then the notice got lost in my email. Without any FURTHER ado, from Phys .org: Researcher develops Google for archaeologists. “An incredible quantity of archaeological reports are stored in digital archives. If you want to search for information in them, you have to do this manually. And that is a real chore. Archaeologist Alex Brandsen has now used deep learning, a form of artificial intelligence, to develop a search engine that can search very precisely through all the data.” You can access the engine at http://agnessearch.nl/ . The interface is in Dutch but Google Translate handles it well.

BusinessWire: Algolia Partners with Openbase to Launch Ultimate Search Engine for Open-Source Packages (PRESS RELEASE)

BusinessWire: Algolia Partners with Openbase to Launch Ultimate Search Engine for Open-Source Packages (PRESS RELEASE). “While other searching platforms typically result in hundreds of packages (including many that are irrelevant to developers’ needs), the new search engine that Algolia implemented for Openbase enables developers to filter results based on the specific frameworks that they use, such as React, Vue, Node or Django. For power users, the search functionality offers advanced filtering by the last commit to the project, GitHub stars, TypeScript support and more.”