Friday, October 12, 2012

Visuwords

Visuwords™ online graphical dictionary

among the things a person could do on this site are....


  • Look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. 
  • Produce diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. 
  • Learn how words associate.

When a word it entered into the seach box, an interactive node diagram ( a web of sorts) is created and connections are made to the original word in a  variety of ways.  Some examples are parts of speech, is a part of, pertains to, is a kind of to name a few. Exploration of just one word will take the user to a myriad of word adventures.  You are taken into a "universe of bouncing, rotating, vibrating meaning by pulling related words into orbit around it. The words careen off one another like balls on a billiard table until they settle down, at which point you can set them in motion again — or choose a new word."

When I entered the word "music," this is my initial graphic. As I click and explore even more connections are made. The key at the left shows what the different colored connections indicate.  Give it a try!