zoner
I was browsing around and found this visual dictionary site http://www.visuwords.com. What is nice about it is that you can use it in conjunction with PersonalBrain's highly configurable Search Web function via the F4 function key. What I did is add a new entry called 'VisualWords', then for the URL string input http://www.visuwords.com/?word=TARGETSTRING, that way while I am browsing the Plex I can quickly F4 and input a string which will be passed to visualwords via query string and display the word visually. Hope this is of some use to someone else as well.
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Mandox
That site looks very interesting. Unfortunately, instead of visual words I just see a blank grey box - tried with IE and firefox.
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SamCox
Thanks, zoner. Works well for me with Firefox 3.0.6. My first searches resulted in just a gray box with my search word displayed in the middle. I realized, then, that the word I'd searched for had no links in VisualWords.
-- Sam

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sjeeke

same for me - just a grey box in IE

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Adathome

sjeeke wrote: same for me - just a grey box in IE

only a grey box, try this words, and .........wait a short moment.......:
http://www.visuwords.com/?word=man
http://www.visuwords.com/?word=woman
http://www.visuwords.com/?word=human

Zoner, thanks, very nice site, also a good example for using linktypes

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Raymond

When I try the suggestion that began these posts, I get a grey box with the word in the middle and a comma beside it. But if I try the link provided, from the last post, I get an impressive active visual display as shown  in the previous post. So how do I make the F4 in PB do the same as the links provided in the previous post with the visual example of a proper reaction for searches on VisuWord.

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Raymond

Thanks, for the suggestion, I found out, since I'm green at most of this, that the link provided in the original post here includes a comma at the end and was inadvertantly copied as part of the link. This caused the VisuWord site to just display the word. Now I can F4 in PB and choose from a drop down list, the VisualWords option and be directed to the site where it is working properly and displaying as posted here. A pretty handy tool to have available for research.

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Adathome
Raymond wrote:  
A pretty handy tool to have available for research.

Raymond,
another nice one, available for research, TouchGraph Wordnet:
http://wordventure.eti.pg.gda.pl/WordnetTG.html

and http://jws-champo.ac-toulouse.fr:8080/wordnet/ (if you need raw xml data as results of your wordsearch)
and Lexical Freenet, Cinema Freenet http://www.lexfn.com/ , http://www.cinfn.com/
and http://poets.notredame.ac.jp/cgi-bin/wn

..  http://www.encyclo.co.uk/search.php
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NorthFarm
You could also try Visual Thesaurus at: http://www.visualthesaurus.com/

I played around and modified the url so if you put: http://www.visualthesaurus.com/vtembed.do?s=3&width=320&height=300&bgcolor=FFFFFF&up_lang=en&up_st=c&up_word=TARGETSTRING

into the Search Web (F4) you can search directly from PersonalBrain.

I don't know if this will work for everyone since I have an account with VisualThesaurus. But I thought I would put it in here anyway.

By the way VisualThesaurus needs the search string in small letters or it won't find anything.
Regards Hans Henrik Nørregaard
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TB 8.0.2.2 (Pro Combo) Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Java 1.8.0_121
...and now testing TheBrain 9.0.158.0 :-)
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kati42
Does anyone know of desktop applications for a visual thesaurus?  I know of the one called "VisualThesaurus", but it does not have a specific feature that I need. I often need a very specific word set with relationships between words that are not used by most people--so I want to be able to create my own thesaurus and navigate it this way.

And I want it on my laptop (I am not a huge fan of cloud computing, because I always end up needing to work on flights and such and they don't yet have wireless support).

I tried using PB to do this, but the parent/child relationship was not appropriate, and using only "jump" links skews the graph.

In a desperate moment I started coding my own in Java, but I'd rather buy a program from someone who designs better UIs than I do...

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