The hyperGlossary is a way for an author to easily add linked glossaries to specific texts or domains and for a reader to access those definitions.



When Authoring


The problem the hyperGlossary system addresses is that of author's having written about important aspects of their work and then having to re-introduce it in new documents can be cumbersome and can be a barrier for an outsider when reading the author's work.


Being able to create linked glossary entries can also be useful for the author to develop a visually connected view of their own work.



When Reading


When reading work outside of your field or simply needing deeper insights it can be useful to see what the author has to say about specific keywords.





  • The goal is to make the experience of defining terms (through text and connections with other text) and checking definitions quick, smooth, easy and enjoyable.



Criteria. The system must provide


  • Means to embed full glossary in a published document with links to a hyperGlossary server to check on updates when document is read
  • Ability to 'import' definitions or point to them



Constraints. The system must


  • Interoperate with wordpress or other storage system to save the entries in a open format so that they can be accessed through other means
  • Support video and audio as part of entries
  • Interoperate with Knowledge Graphs





The initial implementation is expected to be using wordpress to store one definition per post.






The system is in an early exploratory phase. There are some blog posts on this effort: wordpress.liquid.info/category/liquid-glossaries The system links in with Knowledge Graphs (since glossary entries can be marked as concepts on creation) below.



Basic Walkthorugh


We have put together a Basic Walkthrough of the interactions.