VisualMOA is a continuing set of experiments exploring alternative ways to interact with a digitized corpus. Instead of concentrating on full text search Visual MOA focuses on ways to reveal historical connections.

The body of work used for this demonstration comes from the Cornell University Library's ambitious project "The Making of America." Cornell digitized over 900,000 pages of US publications from the 19th century. This demonstration used a subset of that corpus, 955 journal volumes, around 700,000 pages. Each journal was deconstructed to the sentence level and analyzed. The resulting dataset contains over 21 million indexed sentences.