Monday, October 17, 2011

Try This (#7): Do a Wordle

Wonderful article in C&RL News from this month, October 2011.  Talks about the 'word cloud' website Wordle - www.worlde.net.  Enter the URL for any website or blog or for any document or just cut/paste of text and it gives you a VIEW of what you have.  It shows the frequency of words found by size.  Quite a fun site.

Take a look at the Find & Learn word cloud created by simply entering the link to this blog.
Some of the library databases already use this kind of array for database searches, but I think this tool will widen the application - even for challenging & fun views of various websites or documents.

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