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A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, or other items linked to and arranged around a central keyword or idea. Mind maps are used to generate, visualize, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid in organization, study, project management, problem solving, decision making, and writing. It has been long used in brainstorming and as an effective educational tool. There are numerous tools in the market, either as freeware or as proprietary software, that help users generate mind maps.. However, these tools are more of mind map "editing" tools to help users project their ideas from their minds into the tool mapping space. These tools also provide a comprehensive library of images that suits the most popular mind map types. The tools act as the media into which users projects the maps that has already more-or-less matured in their minds. In this work, we present a software tool that automatically generates mind maps directly from text. This tool provides a prospect to transform many literatures automatically into mind maps. One significant application of this tool is education. Many students finds it easier to follow and remember information presented in the mid map form rather than pure text.
Date of Conference: 26-27 Sept. 2009