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Last post Author Topic: Wordle: Create Beautiful Word Clouds  (Read 17666 times)

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Wordle: Create Beautiful Word Clouds
« on: July 22, 2008, 04:03:37 AM »
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Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.

This is a Java applet, so you will need Java installed and enabled in your browser, to be able to use this.

In order to save the images, you will need to make a screenshot. (If you don't already have something for that, this would be a great time to try mouser's Screenshot Captor)

« Last Edit: July 22, 2008, 04:16:13 AM by mouser »

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Re: Wordle: Create Beautiful Word Clouds
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2008, 04:16:35 AM »
wow these are beautiful.
the above picture is generated from our last newsletter.

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Re: Wordle: Create Beautiful Word Clouds
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2008, 04:19:08 AM »
wow is right
looks really great :up:
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Re: Wordle: Create Beautiful Word Clouds
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2008, 05:30:33 AM »
Man that's got to be handy as hell for something ... I'm not sure what ... But I'll save the link till I find out ;)

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Re: Wordle: Create Beautiful Word Clouds
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2008, 05:37:29 AM »
you know what would be cool is if we added a mod for the forum so you could ask it to generate a cloud (or just the raw text for the cloud) of all the post text by a given user.  suitable for a teeshirt as app says.

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Re: Wordle: Create Beautiful Word Clouds
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2008, 05:52:13 AM »
you know what would be cool is if we added a mod for the forum so you could ask it to generate a cloud (or just the raw text for the cloud) of all the post text by a given user.  suitable for a teeshirt as app says.

Or how about generating a cloud for a speech (or speeches) given by the politico of your choice?
Or a series of official statments on a hot topic?

If you did it over time you could see how the "slant" was changing.

Elections coming in the US.  Just a thought. ;)

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Re: Wordle: Create Beautiful Word Clouds
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2008, 06:16:32 AM »
This idea is just great!!
And I just found out how to describe DC: "DonationCoder.com is a site where people support each other through donations to make software".
At least, that's what I figure, from the following image:
Screenshot - 2008_07_22 - 1210-58.png
Made from the DC About page. :)

PS: the fact that "people" and "software" are the two largest words only shows that the About page describes DC perfectly!
« Last Edit: July 22, 2008, 06:18:31 AM by jgpaiva »

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Re: Wordle: Create Beautiful Word Clouds
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2008, 06:22:36 AM »
i think it would be fun if we made tshirts like this maybe for the fundraiser.
(either a tag cloud for the site itself or like i said for the specific person who is getting the tshirt made out of their post text).

we could make mugs from it too of course, it's a kind of cool idea.

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Re: Wordle: Create Beautiful Word Clouds
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2008, 06:40:28 AM »
on a blog i read sometimes i saw one of these, i didn't know what it was then, anyway here is the link http://wickedanomie....my-dissertation.html  - she is a phd student (and a teacher/lecturer) in the US somewhere and it is her dissertation, as the name of it suggests.

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Re: Wordle: Create Beautiful Word Clouds
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2008, 07:09:53 AM »
Here's the result of running the fSekrit readme.txt through wordle. A bit funny seeing the result... could be a useful app if there was a local version which could handle huge inputs - oh, and filter source code.

wordle_fun.png
- carpe noctem

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Re: Wordle: Create Beautiful Word Clouds
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2008, 07:13:04 AM »
another cool mod for forum would be:
show text of all posts which also contain a certain word in them, or show text of all posts from a thread.
very cool ideas.

maybe we can get wordzilla to write this?

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Re: Wordle: Create Beautiful Word Clouds
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2008, 09:04:31 AM »
on a blog i read sometimes i saw one of these, i didn't know what it was then, anyway here is the link http://wickedanomie....my-dissertation.html  - she is a phd student (and a teacher/lecturer) in the US somewhere and it is her dissertation, as the name of it suggests.

OOUPs
that made FF crash when I clicked on that image at that link - just got a Java update yesterday, probably todo with that...
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Re: Wordle: Create Beautiful Word Clouds
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2008, 07:52:53 PM »
I made this cloud using an old article I particularly like:

Screenshot - 23_07_2008 , 2_49_28.png

Or how about generating a cloud for a speech (or speeches) given by the politico of your choice?
Or a series of official statments on a hot topic?

I'm afraid we'd only get a word out of it: PR ;D

i think it would be fun if we made tshirts like this maybe for the fundraiser.
(either a tag cloud for the site itself or like i said for the specific person who is getting the tshirt made out of their post text).

we could make mugs from it too of course, it's a kind of cool idea.

The T-shirt idea sounds good, a philosophical touch in clothing :)

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Re: Wordle: Create Beautiful Word Clouds
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2008, 10:00:20 PM »
the SQLNotes thread sounds like a good candidate - enough there for a whole wardrobe...

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Re: Wordle: Create Beautiful Word Clouds
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2008, 02:09:53 AM »
the SQLNotes thread sounds like a good candidate - enough there for a whole wardrobe...

I think the note-taking thread has enough text to clothe a small country.  ;D

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Re: Wordle: Create Beautiful Word Clouds
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2008, 09:39:26 PM »
It would be interesting to see the results if you could feed it the entire text of the Bible. Or Anne Frank's Diary.


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Re: Wordle: Create Beautiful Word Clouds
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2008, 10:37:20 PM »
I suspect the law of diminishing returns would come into play for 'larger' texts...

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Re: Wordle: Create Beautiful Word Clouds
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2008, 11:25:06 PM »
It would be interesting to see the results if you could feed it the entire text of the Bible. Or Anne Frank's Diary.

I tried to feed the entire text of Tale of Two Cities and it didn't do anything at all.  No errors, no crashes, nothing.

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Re: Wordle: Create Beautiful Word Clouds
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2008, 01:04:36 PM »
It would be interesting to see the results if you could feed it the entire text of the Bible. Or Anne Frank's Diary.


I tried to feed the entire text of Tale of Two Cities and it didn't do anything at all.  No errors, no crashes, nothing.

Sort of what you'd expect from something written by Charles Dickens.  :Thmbsup:

They've been trying to fit that book into a box since it came out in 1850-something.

Here's the EULA for MS Vista: Looks like they know what business they're in. ;)

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Re: Wordle: Create Beautiful Word Clouds
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2008, 06:50:11 PM »
Ok, I just *had* to filter some linuxhater bile through it.
What did we come up with?...
linuxhater.jpg
Linux, or something like it?

Fun.

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Re: Wordle: Create Beautiful Word Clouds
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2008, 10:32:40 PM »
I'd love to throw some old chatlogs through it, usernames & all. (after cleaning out the timestamps)

You'd not only get to see what we talk about the most, but you'd see who the biggest blabbermouth in the channel is, too. (in theory, of course) :D

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Re: Wordle: Create Beautiful Word Clouds
« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2008, 08:01:25 AM »
40hz: I would have expected "NOT" to show up on that EULA picture - but perhaps it's filtered out because it's such a common word? :)

app103: I don't think you need to cut out timestamps yourself, wordle filters out a lot of stuff by it's own.
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Re: Wordle: Create Beautiful Word Clouds
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2008, 04:00:35 PM »
40hz: I would have expected "NOT" to show up on that EULA picture - but perhaps it's filtered out because it's such a common word? :)

FYI: "not" occured 102 times in 5,622 words for 1.8% of the total word count in the EULA I used.

(And yes - I'm surprised too!)

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Re: Wordle: Create Beautiful Word Clouds
« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2008, 06:31:21 PM »
Very nice applet. Thanks for the link app.

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Re: Wordle: Create Beautiful Word Clouds
« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2008, 11:41:56 AM »
Notice how advertisements are included in this wordlet from the thread "InstallSafe $7.50" here at DC. Google or Scholar are not mentioned anywhere in the thread - that is, in the ad cleansed version that I normally get to see:


dc.gifWordle: Create Beautiful Word Clouds

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