Monday, June 16, 2008

Wordle as Jargon Assessment Tool?

Got this tool from LibraRonin:
Wordle - create a customizable word cloud from any pasted text.

Example: text from 20 of my recent Tweets

Might this tool be useful as an ad hoc way to analyze use of terminology/jargon/keywords within library websites? In other words: an easy, visual way to determine if, for example, a tutorial focuses on the concepts we want it to focus on?

Here are some examples showing the top 100 or 150 words on a couple pages from within our site:

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