a needed search engine feature

Most search engines allow "advanced" searches which provide extra information about the search terms being used.

A needed advanced search feature is "Part of Speech" indicator.

I am an amateur watchmaker and often search the web for examples of the timepieces that can be strapped to a wrist. This, of course, is a watch, but if you search for the term Watch it occurs 99.9% of the time as a verb. But I want the noun "watches." This is a common problem as almost every common noun is also a verb.

by Guy T. Schafer
(First published April 14, 2007)