Visuwords – graphical dictionary and thesaurus

Posted by jerry on December 29th, 2008 — Posted in Journal, New media, Writing

Dictionaries are great, but they are linear in layout, and sometimes you just want words to collide with each other visually in interesting ways. Visuwords ™ uses the Princeton University online dictionary to display terms in graphical relationship with other words forming neural nets. It is a great tool for visualising where words fit in the context of syntactic structures.

You can pull the terms around and follow syntactic links with other words by double clicking on the other words to expand the net – if nothing else, it’s a good procrastination device while you are trying to think of a word while writing!

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Comment by Helen Bredson

Thanks for the great tool! I use it sometimes.
But as for languages, I prefer online tools, such as thesaurus dictionary.

Posted on May 30, 2011 at 11:29 pm

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