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Software for mindmapping and information organization

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Software for mindmapping and
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  Est.Vic Gee/2006, curated by Roy Grubb since 2013 
  From:  Alexey Tataurov   Product:  Graph Words    Added:  2013-09-19
Screenshot mind mapping software Graph Words     Screenshot mind mapping software Graph Words    
What they say:  " What is it?

It's a free English online thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words and show connections among associated words. You can easily see the meaning of each by simply placing the mouse cursor over it.

Underneath Graph Words lays the WordNet - a large lexical database of English. Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are grouped into sets of cognitive synonyms (synsets), each expressing a distinct concept. These meanings and semantic relationships are revealed graphically by the HTML5 canvas made available by Graph Words."

Observations:  Graph Words is an online word mapper, a thesaurus, that runs in your browser: Type a word into the ''Draw thesaurus'' box at the top of the page, and you'll see connected words from WordNet, a free and publicly available database of English words from Princeton University.

When you hover the cursor over one of the small dots, Graph Words provides a definition.

See Roy Grubb's review at the blog:http://www.mind-mapping.org/blog/2013/09/instagrok-and-graph-words-two-more-visual-content-delivery-tools/

Where:  http://graphwords.com/
OS: browser based, browser based (HTML5)
Price:  Free
Categories: lexical analysis, mind maps, read-only, visual content delivery
  From:  AlfaAlfa Software   Product:  AlfaPad    Added:  2006-06-18
Screenshot mind mapping software AlfaPad    
What they say:  " AlfaPad Notes Organizer uses an intuitive, double-paned Explorer-like interface to allow hierarchical storage of information. A graphical hierarchical display of your documents (branches and items) appears on the left, while a text viewing/editing window is displayed on the right. Branches and items can be re-arranged via drag and drop."
Observations:  Outliner software G+
Where:  http://www.alfaalfa.com/
OS: Windows
Price:  US$20
Categories: outlines
  From:  AllTing Soft   Product:  MindPreview    Added:  2014-03-14
Screenshot mind mapping software MindPreview    
What they say:  " MindPreview is a mind mapping tool for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad."
Observations:  Can import/export from/to FreeMind files. Claims to be able to open Xmind files, but as I was unable to see the files in my DropBox, even after connecting, I was unable to see this. G+
Where:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mindpreview/id353534825?mt=8
OS: iPad, iPhone / iPod Touch
Price:  iPhone+iPad: $1
Categories: mind maps
Visual representation of knowledge

Here are some links to articles on the visual representation of knowledge by Sigmar-Olaf Tergan, an academic leader in the field

An overview of concept mapping

This is a 1997 article by Eric Plotnick, from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and Technology Syracuse NY

Concept maps and web research

For me, web research and concept maps are a good pairing. As I research - I build a map. As I map - I realise new areas that need research.
This papers variously by Arguedas, CaƱas, Carnot, Carvalho, Dunn, Eskridge, Gram, Leake, Maguitman, Muldoon and Reichherzer have helped me to understand why, and see other possibilities.

Assessment by concept map

This piece discusses the nature of knowledge, the difficulty in measuring achievement in the three types of domain knowledge, and how concept maps offer one way of judging students' knowledge structure.

Framework for mind mapping

Here is a link to a set of free templates for many types of mind maps. This is good solid stuff, and if you have MindManager, there's no reason not to get it.
But if you don't have MindManager, well, there's still no reason to hold back - go and pick up the MindManager Viewer from MindJet's site. That is also free.

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