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WordNet Visualization


Christopher Collins

Interface designs for lexical databases in NLP have suffered from not following design principles developed in the information visualization research community. We present a design paradigm and show it can be used to generate visualizations that maximize the usability and utility of WordNet. The techniques can be generally applied to other lexical databases used in NLP research.


  • C. Collins, “WordNet Explorer: Applying visualization principles to lexical semantics,” University of Toronto, Technical Report kmdi 2007-2, 2007.


    title = {{WordNet Explorer}: Applying visualization principles to lexical semantics},
    author = {Christopher Collins},
    number = {kmdi 2007-2},
    group = {Knowledge Media Design Institute},
    year = {2007},
    type = {Technical Report},
    institution = {University of Toronto}