“Word-Clouds”: Visual Depictions of Texts
I’ve recently been alerted to software that produces a visual depiction of comparative word/phrase frequencies in texts, a “cloud” visual in which the comparative frequencies are represented by comparative sizes of the words/phrases (probably old news to dedicated bloggers). Here’s the web site where you can make your own experiments:
There is a site where you can see the results applied to the books of the Bible (using an English translation). The site sells the products, but you can view them free:
My colleague, David Reimer, has produced one for the Hebrew text of the Psalms:
You can produce a “cloud” from any text, however, and using non-Latin alphabets.