Does Google, Bing, or any of the other major search engines make a list or index of related search terms available?

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    @C_Ross: John's answer is your best bet. – blunders Oct 22 '10 at 17:55

There is the Google Adwords Keyword Tool

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    +1 - If you have some time on your hands, you can get a fairly exhaustive list of the top terms for a subject with the "use synonyms" option, too. – danlefree Oct 22 '10 at 18:13
  • This tool is no longer available – Tom Dec 18 '13 at 10:02

Yahoo Boss has an API that provides related search terms. Check out the API Response Fields: http://developer.yahoo.com/search/boss/boss_guide/ch02s02.html

Google's Custom Search API has related search terms in their Refinement Labels: code.google.com/apis/customsearch/docs/refinements.html

Granted these aren't exactly the same related search terms that you'll find on Yahoo.com and Google.com, but they're pretty close and of course the same engineering teams worked on the algorithms being used.

  • this yahoo page is gone – AgA Jan 18 '14 at 14:43
  • @AgA unfortunately the Yahoo Boss system has been discontinued. :( – eywu Jan 22 '14 at 0:31

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