Web Crush of the Week: Literature-Map.com

Think of it like an absolutely no stakes War Games. You type in the name of an author and 30 or so other authors that may be more or less like the author you entered fill the screen. Adjacency to the original author indicates a higher degree of similarity. Literature-Map is part of Gnod, “An experiment in the field of artificial intelligence. It’s a self-adapting system, living on this server and ‘talking’ to everyone who comes along.  You might call it a search-engine to find things you don’t know about.” But mostly it’s just fun.



About the Author:

Karen Kleckner Keefe is the director of the Hinsdale (IL) Public Library, a Booklist reviewer, and one of Library Journal's 2009 "Movers and Shakers." Follow her on Twitter at @KarenKleckner.

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