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Friday, March 28, 2008

Online Visual Dictionary and Thesaurus

Visuwords is an online visual dictionary and thesaurus based on an opensource database, WordNet, built by students and language researchers at Princeton University. You can even download a local copy of WordNet from the Princeton site (without the visualization however).


With Visuwords, you can look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts.

It is very easy to manipulate Visuwords as you can click and drag the background to pan around and use the mouse wheel to zoom in and out. To see a definition you just hover over its node. You can also click and drag individual nodes to move them around to help clarify connections.

I think this is a great tool for all us visual learners out there. First spotted it on Judy's blog.

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