Friday, January 22, 2010

From SFU's Linda Hof via BCTLA Forum ...


This is absolutely stunning. What would a visual graphical dictionary look like? The Visuwords website gives expression to such a concept, and it does so by producing diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. Upon entering the site, visitors will be presented with a random word, complete with various "connections." On the left-hand of the page, visitors can learn about the different coded connections which indicate relationships such as "is a part of" or "opposes" and parts of speech, such as "nouns," "verbs," or "adverbs." Of course, visitors are encouraged to type in their own word into the search query at the top of the page. Additionally, the homepage contains some basic information about how to read these various graphical representationsand how to most effectively use the interface system.

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