´╗┐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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Comments:

I generated a few from my blogs - they were interesting to say the least. I should remember to post them later.

Posted by Ryan Kopf on November 03, 2008 at 10:00 AM PST #

If you use a feed to generate a Wordle, then Wordle counts the words that show up in the feed. If it says that the word Glassfish appears 15 times in your feed (not 13), then it shows up 15 times! You may have used the word more over the course of your blogging, but it's not showing up in your feed (which probably only has recent entries in it).

Posted by Jonathan Feinberg on November 03, 2008 at 08:42 PM PST #

Jonathan,

I suspected something similar.

However I used my blog URL "http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta" for generating the wordle. How many entries are picked in that case ?

Posted by Arun Gupta on November 04, 2008 at 02:59 AM PST #

paylaşım için çok teşekkürler başarılar diliyorum

Posted by çiçekçi on January 24, 2009 at 08:57 PM PST #

thank u gupta.

Posted by sinema izle on March 13, 2009 at 07:05 AM PDT #

Thanks Arun for your information!
Can we get source code for this word cloud generator ?
We have requirement in our project that, based on DB values have to show word cloud.. and on mouse over of each word it has to a tool tip with associated value for that word.
Any pointers on this?

Posted by swarupa on February 04, 2013 at 10:53 PM PST #

Swarupa,

You need to check at wordle.net about the source code.

Posted by Arun Gupta on February 05, 2013 at 12:29 AM PST #

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