Monday, May 18, 2009

Operative Factors: Lexipedia

Lexipedia is still in beta, but I think it's a great tool.  It's a sort of visual dictionary/thesaurus.  All of the words are mapped out in proximity to their definitions.

You input your word in the box at the top of the page.  On the left side of the box, there is a drop down box that allows you to select your language (English, Spanish, German, Dutch, French, Italian).  Then on the right side of the box is the submit button.  The default word is "welcome."

Then, the map lays out Nouns, Verbs, Adverbs, Adjectives, Synonyms, Fuzzynyms, and Antonyms.  You can choose which ones of these to show and which to ignore, or Show All.  These are all color coded.

When you hover on a word, a box pops up with the definition and part of speech, with a small blurb about its usage.  

On the left hand pane, there are also definitions.

I can see this being a very good tool for both readers and writers.

What I Heart Monster Wants To Know:
  • Heard of Lexipedia before?
  • If yes, do you like it?
  • If no, do you think you will?
  • Are there other visual dictionaries out there that I might have missed?


Kate said...

I've never heard of Lexipedia before. It looks really cool. I'm thinking of trying it out sometime now :)

I didn't even know there were visual dictionaries :)

Lisette/T.V and Book Addict said...

Whoa, that is quite something.

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