Kirrkirr is a research project exploring the use of computer software for automatic transformation of lexical databases (“dictionaries”), aiming at providing innovative information visualization, particularly targeted at indigenous languages. As a first example, it can generate networks of words, such as in the little picture above, automatically from dictionary data. Kirrkirr aims at a perceived gap in work being done elsewhere: while there is a lot of work on designing dictionary databases, and providing software for building and maintaining these databases, there is a dearth of work that exploits these databases to provide useful and fun tools for nontechnical end users.

TLA-team: KirrKirr was one of the first lexcion tools that allowed to include images in the lexical unit. As far as we know it is not maintained anymore.

http://www-nlp.stanford.edu/kirrkirr/

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