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TRANSLATION SERVICES and SEARCH ENGINES
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New experimental search engine called Google,
which uses weighted-link ranking techniques, thereby producing not the
huge result lists with 75385 matches to your question.
Google - http://google.com
IBM is working on a similar search engine "Clever", not released yet. Info about "Clever" is to be found at:
CLEVER - http://www.almaden.ibm.com/cs/k53/clever.html
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