The Color of Language: a map I never could have imagined

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People at MIT and NUY have come together with a visualization that I never would have imagined. They’ve created a visualization of all the nouns in the English language arranged by semantic meaning, with a total of 7,527,697 images being used to create the final product. Each tile is an arithmetic amalgamation of roughly 140 images, coming together to create on tile, sometimes resembling an image, and sometimes resembling a blob. Then each tile is arranged based on the semantic hierarchy of words provided by WordNet to create a mosaic that I can barely wrap my mind around. Check it out here to explore and get the rest of the details.

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2 responses to “The Color of Language: a map I never could have imagined

  1. It’s a very interesting point of view for a great many languages are spoken today and to be able to illustrate this is great.

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