Sunday Nov 02, 2008

´╗┐Wordle: Word Cloud Applet


Wordle is pretty cool Applet (yeaaaah, still new ones are being developed ;-) that creates a word cloud from any RSS feed. I blog at blogs.oracle.com and weblogs.java.net and most of the content is GlassFish-focused. Here are some wordles generated from my two feeds:




Once a wordle is generated, it can configured for different layout, font and color. Here are some more from "Miles to go" ...






The corresponding tag cloud from the blog is given below:



The generated wordles do not seem to match the tag cloud (which is certainly more authoritative). For example, "NetBeans" is shown with much lesser intensity than "latitude" and "longitude".

Anyway as evident from the wordles and tagcloud, GlassFish stands out very well - just like the product itself :)

And then couple of wordles from weblogs.java.net ...




Here as well, This wordle is confusing because out of 517 blog entries, I'd guess 70-80% have GlassFish mentioned there. Even then "Mojarra" (JSF implementation from GlassFish community) is highlighted much more than GlassFish. Is that a bug ?

Wordles can be generated from random text or deli.icio.us tags as well. You can even see the word count and here is a sample:



But not sure how it generates them cause I've used the word "GlassFish" way more than 13 times just in subject!

Anyway, create your own and have fun!

Check out Alexis's wordles as well.

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