Browser extension Hyperwords

The browser plugin Hyperwords is based on the research of Doug Engelhbart and turns words and numbers into hyperlinks. Lets first take a look at how to use Hyperwords.




Hyperwords not only lets you jump to another page or another web site (like “normal” hyperlinks). Instead Hyperwords lets you interact with the word in several ways. After selecting text, a small blue ball and then a pop-up menu appear, offering reference, sharing and (currency) conversion, even translation options. These options can be customised and expanded to your taste.

Hyperwords allows us to set in context what we read, associate the words (and numbers) just like in an associative network (See Prof. Dr. Ulrich Reimer explanation of Lightweight Ontologies LWO).

You can download and install Hyperwords on Firefox, Chrome or Safari. Head over to

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