What are word clouds?

Word clouds are used as a visualization tool that quantifies a selection of text. The words that occur most often are represented in larger font. Most word cloud generators allow the user to select the theme colors, font, orientation, and shapes.

President Obama’s Inauguration Speech:

 

 

How can word clouds be used?

To identify main idea. Compare more than word cloud. For example, campaign speeches from two candidates.  Turn your words into a work of art. Identify word over usage.               

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Word cloud sites to visit.

Top 10 Sites for Creating Word Clouds by David Kapuler Permanent link