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This is an interactive visualization of a thesaurus – the view highlights the relationship between the central search word and its reference to other words used in context within the dataset.




A query word is in the middle of the visualisation, around which are words that have either a relationship or are used in context with the query word. The closer the word is to the center, the closer the relationship/context it has to the query word. The size of the circle and the text has a direct correlation to how frequently the word can be found in the dataset. You can see a detailed explanation by hovering over the words or by clicking on the circles surrounding the words.

To change the query, i.e. a word, you can either click on a surrounding word or enter a new query word into search field. Simply click on the word and a type field will appear, enabling you to enter a new query word.


The thesaurus was automatically generated based on algorithms that look for words which appear in contexts to the query word using corpus analysis tool SketchEngine.

The underlying data was taken from ACL Anthology Reference Corpus, a collection of scientific papers about Computational Linguistics.

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