Mapping a Word


| 1/8/2010 5:41:33 PM


Visuwords mapWord-nerds should spend some time playing around at Visuwords, a website that beautifully displays not only a word’s definition and immediate relatives (synonyms and antonyms), but the whole extended family, including other parts of speech and broader associations broken down specifically: “pertains to,” “is a part of,” “is an instance of,” and so on. (You’ll see a very tiny version of the Visuwords map for “fresh” above.) It’s a really interesting way to convey information, and though it’s certainly no substitute for a dictionary or thesaurus, it is a very cool tool for thinking a bit radically about a word’s meaning(s) and possibilities.

(Thanks, Magers & Quinn.)



Source: Visuwords 

Elana W
1/11/2010 4:22:39 PM

This is crazy impressive from a database perspective!


Elana W
1/11/2010 4:22:29 PM

This is crazy impressive from a database perspective!


Elana W
1/11/2010 4:20:39 PM

This is crazy impressive from a database perspective!