Metaphor map

The University of Glasgow have produced an extraordinary thing – a giant map of metaphors.

A team who have been working on a historical thesaurus that tracks the interrelation of word meanings in English overtime, have used that work to plot network connections of word meaning.

The image below is one I generated from their map by looking at connections from the category of ‘Supernatural’ to the category of ‘Animals’.

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A more complex graph below the fold of time and space!

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