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April 17, 2018

semantris [browser]

Semantris is a set of two word association games powered by Google's machine learning. In the arcade game you are trying to find a word that is associated the most with the word on top of a list. In the blocks game you are trying to eliminate word blocks by typing word clues.

21 comments:

Fadhillah Ikhwan said...

Nice one, i like this!! :D
Although sometimes i don't understand some weird connections between those phrases,
like Archer and White Wine,
While Bow and Arrow was in those blocks as well!! ._.

Cy said...

Weirdly addicting.
Very fun.

Anonymous said...

i had dog and kitten on the board. typed in animal and it chose lunch instead. lol

Anonymous said...

Sometimes weird... I tried "small human" for "child" and it thought "Pfizer"...

Anonymous said...

I agree that sometimes its connections were not at all logical. I had "iceskating" on the board, typed in "Torvill and Dean", and the computer chose "house" instead.

Anonymous said...

Nice! (I played Blocks: very addictve). Next time I'll try the fast version.

wyatt (leslie on FB) said...

LOL... luv it...
i had pasta on the board and typed spaghetti...
it took out tree :P

Rebecca said...

This is fun! Sometimes if I type the same word in another language, I get the association I wanted... and sometimes not.

Anonymous said...

I lost because it associated "Leonardo" with "Peter Pan" rather than "inception" as I intended

wyatt said...

the weirder the association, the better your score :)

Michael Ursitti said...

5200 in block level (XUS). Some associations are indeed strange

Geoffry D'hondt said...

Weird... Room service is connected to moon rather than hotel...

Chelsea D said...

This is fun, but wow the arcade version is a typing challenge it goes so fast.

eightoclock said...

There is some tension when it is picking between two words to associate with your typed word. It thinks about it for a second and then it doesn't pick the word you wanted. Frustrating. I wish it could show the reasoning for the chosen word.

wyatt (leslie on FB) said...

anybody break 6000?
i'm stuck at 5900 as my best...

Anonymous said...

@wyatt - my best in the Blocks version is 8600. My best on the Arcade version is 3045.

@eightoclock - I wish that in the Blocks version that after it has chosen the word, we could tell it which word we intended, so it can "learn" some more associations! Sometimes the word I was trying to link to is one of its top 2 or 3 (so it sees the association, even if it thinks something else is stronger) but sometimes it eliminates the word I was trying to link to almost immediately so it obviously doesn't understand the association I was trying to make.

Anonymous said...

@wyatt - I just managed to get 6200 in the Arcade version - it was really difficult though! I haven't beaten my previous best of 8200 for Blocks yet.

Rava said...

I got to 8500, once!

This game is f*ing addcitive XD

Stevens Miller said...

You can game it by typing in words you don't want it to pick.

NarnianLucy said...

Super duper fun. However, yeah, weird associations. I lost out on fast mode cause the word was "meditation" and it wouldn't take peace, quiet or rest. I agree that the fast mode moves a teeny bit too fast. Even If I had associations down pat, a bumble on the keyboard meant falling WAY behind.

Anonymous said...

I'm not a native english speaker, so arcade version was a nice challenge for me.

 

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