Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

I like this interactive visualization because it shows the advantage of working with connected data rather than raw lists or quantified data. Wordle is a game where you guess a five-letter word; you get five guesses, and it tells you when you've found correct letters. It's a always a question: where do you start, when you have no information about the word? Where next, when you have one of two letters? Suggestions abound, usually based on how frequently a letter appears. A graph analysis enables a better suggestion. But playing with the graph, you come to see you don't want to select letters that leave too many possibilities (which is what you get if you're vowel-heavy) or too few (which is what you get is you select infrequently used consonants). Anyhow, have fun with it.

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
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Last Updated: Mar 23, 2023 3:04 p.m.