Thursday, May 24, 2007

VISUWORDS : The Graphical Dictionary

The VISUWORDS is a beautiful Online dictionary. The first thing that you notice is that its done gracefully. Its not just Text. It’s a graphical representation of the word and its different meanings. This can also be used as a thesaurus. All the words are linked with several other words which in turn are linked with others. The total setup is very friendly to handle. Once you type a word into the input box, you get the word in the pane and then one by one, the related words Pop up and they form a mesh. Then if you are interested in the linked words, double click on them and the process continues with that word as the center. So you will have a huge mesh to work with. You can click and drag the background to pan around. When you hover over the nodes, the descriptions are shown. The definition of the connection between nodes is clearly given in the page as a legend.

Visuwords™ uses Princeton University’s WordNet, an opensource database built by University students and language researchers. Combined with a visualization tool and user interface built from a combination of modern web technologies, Visuwords™ is available as a free resource to all patrons of the web.

I love the way it spreads out the nodes and gives you the info.Link

1 comment:

surjit said...

A very informative and useful post.I have tried the dictionary.It is really wonderful.
Good luck.