Keyword searches

Hello all,
I need to add functionality to a small ROR site that will take a keyword
as input and then use google (or another search engine) to find similar
phrases. So, for instance, if I searched for “soda”, it would return
“Coke, Pepsi, Cola, soft drink”, etc. Anybody have any idea how to start
on this one? I thought Google had some sort of related keyword-type
search a few years back, but I can’t seem to find it.


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Will G. wrote:

Hello all,
I need to add functionality to a small ROR site that will take a keyword
as input and then use google (or another search engine) to find similar
phrases. So, for instance, if I searched for “soda”, it would return
“Coke, Pepsi, Cola, soft drink”, etc. Anybody have any idea how to start
on this one? I thought Google had some sort of related keyword-type
search a few years back, but I can’t seem to find it.

Not sure if this will work with just a keyword (and not a block of
text), but maybe the Yahoo term extractor API?
http://nate.koechley.com/blog/2006/01/17/most-underrated-api-the-yahoo-term-extractor/

Let us know when you figure something out. Would be useful to expand the
results of a fulltext search, for example.

Chris K.
http://kampers.net

This might be useful:

http://agilewebdevelopment.com/plugins/acts_as_suggest


Benjamin C.
http://www.bencurtis.com/ – blog
http://agilewebdevelopment.com/rails-ecommerce – build e-commerce
sites with Rails

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