Here’s a quick update after my recent post – I found an on-line mapper showing the relationships between words, called Visuwords.
This has similarities to VisualThesaurus but it goes a stage further because it seeks to show the relationships between words using colour and shape-coded connecting lines. So what you get is a type of concept map. The part-of-speech of each word is colour-coded as well. You can’t build your own maps with it, but put in a word and you’ll see it build the relationships in front of your eyes.
A bonus: Unlike many of these on-line applications, it has an option to take advantage of a large screen.