Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Visuwords WebSite

Valerie Hayes emailed me the link to this very interesting site, an online visual dictionary/thesaurus. Visuwords™ online graphical dictionary allows one to look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. It produces diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. I tried it by entering the word "Tanakh," which is the Jewish term for the Holy Scriptures. To run the word for yourself, click here.

Here is the initial result, showing how Tanakh is the sacred text, and how its members include the Torah/Pentateuch, the Nebiim/Prophets, and the Ketubim/Writings (which are all also sacred text).



Next, I double-clicked on the Ketubim node, and it expanded into all the constituent books of the Writings.



Finally, I similarly expanded the Nebiim/Prophets:

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