Take a search term “seed”. Pass it to a search engine: Google, Yahoo etc. Examine the content of the top “n” results for “themes”, take each theme and repeat the search - Hey presto you get a “mind map” from the web.

As I commented, this is sucking up some of my time at the minute. My simple first attempt, searching on the word “moon” gave the following. Ok, its not brilliant but more than I expected, this could become a real time suck…


Still playing! I have reduced the depth of the tree and tuned (slightly) the way words are chosen. The tool produces different and interesting results on each run. I really must stop playing with this!!! It’s cool though, enter some words and get a new perspective on them.

Here is a mini mind map for “extreme programming”: