VisuWords: Online Graphical Dictionary

Visuwords is is a visualization tool based upon Princeton University’s WordNet.

The online graphical database — part dictionary, part thesaurus — that groups words by their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. These related linguistic ideas are visually displayed in an interactive graphic.

The most interesting visual displays come from the broadest topical words. Try words like Music, Biology, War; I’ve had more luck with nouns than verbs.

Each node can be further opened, revealing related ideas, words, etc. As an example, here is what “Economics” looks like:


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For the above, I used the Fill Browser setting — a scalable, widescreen display.

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