Visual Thesaurus

I have recommended very much about the Visual Thesaurus (version 3, currently), an online dictionary and thesaurus produced by a New York based company Thinkmap Inc (founded in 1997 as Plumb Design, Inc.). The first debut of the Visual Thesaurus was in 1998 as an online demonstration project. Now, this fascination application has been released as a boxed product and an online subscription service.

With its 3D interactive features, this reference tool creates animated display of word maps. The word maps “blossom with meanings and branch to related words. Its innovative display encourages exploration and learning,” according to thinkmap Inc.. Users can then click on those branched related words and meanings to explore further. The main idea of this interactive product is to allow users view the information as how their brain work, in order to help them to learn, to discover, and to understand.


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