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Wordle!
« on: 29 Oct 2008, 23:10 »

Wordle creates tag clouds out of things you throw at it.  Here is an example using the text from Jabberwocky:



Thought some people might like mucking about with it & posting the results.
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Re: Wordle!
« Reply #1 on: 29 Oct 2008, 23:16 »

Hey, this is pretty cool! I may put some of finnegans wake in when I get back to my house.
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« Reply #2 on: 29 Oct 2008, 23:18 »

That is quite pretty but I cannot seem to get it to work for me and it is late and I am tired and I think it is time for sleep now.
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« Reply #3 on: 29 Oct 2008, 23:27 »

I did one based on the poem Self-portrait at 28 by David Berman.
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« Reply #4 on: 29 Oct 2008, 23:29 »

It made one by selecting every word on this thread. Well, most of them.

http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/278326/Post!
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« Reply #5 on: 29 Oct 2008, 23:43 »

http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/278334/band_names_and_titles

Made using band names and titles of some of my favorite songs (Metal/Rock edition)
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« Reply #6 on: 29 Oct 2008, 23:45 »

Just as an experiment, I tried selecting the wikipedia article of ecstacy.

http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/278339/MDMA

Can't say I don't like the result.

Pretty much the same experiment, but with a different page.

http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/278340/PTSD
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« Reply #7 on: 29 Oct 2008, 23:54 »

Oh man!  My Antebellum American Novel professor is really into Wordle, and has made them for the books we've been reading this quarter.  It's fun.

I made them after the US debates (here's the VP one), which is pretty interesting.
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« Reply #8 on: 29 Oct 2008, 23:59 »

All of those books don't seem to be college material...more high school. I read half of them during my internment in the hell hole that is Senior High School. but oh well.
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« Reply #9 on: 30 Oct 2008, 00:19 »





two made out of my writtin' from the writtin' thread. I like that tea-stained is tea coloured.
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« Reply #10 on: 30 Oct 2008, 00:20 »

I put in the To be or not to be monologue from Hamlet in there, and it appears that it cuts out all of the small insubstantial words, which ironically means that the words "To" "Be" "Or" and "Not" were all cut. Also I think I may have made a few spelling mistakes but I was doing it from memory with nothing to refer to.
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« Reply #11 on: 30 Oct 2008, 00:22 »

All of those books don't seem to be college material...more high school. I read half of them during my internment in the hell hole that is Senior High School. but oh well.

Hawthorne, Cooper, and Poe are canonical, definitely, and that's part of the interest in an M.A. English course.  Why have they continued to be read, in every high school English classroom in America for going on 200 years?  And why are they read rather than authors such as Susanna Rowson?  Charlotte Temple was the most popular novel in America at its time, but no one's heard of it today.

Consider that Shakespeare is commonly read in high school classrooms, but a university campus would be remiss not to have a Shakespeare scholar holed up in an office somewhere in the English department--just because books are read in high school doesn't mean they're not worthy of critical literary study.

(Also you probably didn't read 400 pages per week in your high school English class.)
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« Reply #12 on: 30 Oct 2008, 00:27 »

it appears that it cuts out all of the small insubstantial words

You can change that, there are the little menus at the top of the appelet that gives you the option to change the layout and colour, font and whether to take out common words. Some of these would look better if people played with the colour schemes and the fonts; it's kind of half the fun for me, to make it look more like what the text means (if that makes sense).
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Re: Wordle!
« Reply #13 on: 30 Oct 2008, 00:42 »

The Scots Confession from the Presbyterian Church (USA)'s Book of Confessions.

I modified it to max 1,000 words, and decided to omit common words.
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« Reply #14 on: 30 Oct 2008, 01:20 »

ah well, in that case an improvement
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« Reply #15 on: 30 Oct 2008, 04:52 »



Litany Against Fear
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« Reply #16 on: 30 Oct 2008, 05:13 »



A poem I wrote a few months ago.
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« Reply #17 on: 30 Oct 2008, 07:05 »

All of those books don't seem to be college material...more high school. I read half of them during my internment in the hell hole that is Senior High School. but oh well.

Hawthorne, Cooper, and Poe are canonical, definitely, and that's part of the interest in an M.A. English course.  Why have they continued to be read, in every high school English classroom in America for going on 200 years?  And why are they read rather than authors such as Susanna Rowson?  Charlotte Temple was the most popular novel in America at its time, but no one's heard of it today.

Consider that Shakespeare is commonly read in high school classrooms, but a university campus would be remiss not to have a Shakespeare scholar holed up in an office somewhere in the English department--just because books are read in high school doesn't mean they're not worthy of critical literary study.

(Also you probably didn't read 400 pages per week in your high school English class.)

I haven't even taken an english class in college yet. The first time I read the titles/authors my first thought was 'oh, high school student' then I digested the entire post. I was simply commenting. English majors creep me out though, so I'm hoping to opt out of english. All I was doing was commenting, though I guess thanks to my insomnia it came out wrong. And for that, I say, sorry. (I really have to get this insomnia under control...I come off bitchier than usual...hm..)
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« Reply #18 on: 30 Oct 2008, 07:39 »

I kind of did one based on Where Will You Go When Your Skin Cannot Contain You? by William Gay, from the Best Short Stories of 2007 collection (I think it's the best thing I've read in a loooong time...) But seeing as how I don't have my book, I just kind of ripped some stuff from a teaser-posting on the BSSC website and a few things from memory... Not that great, but OK.

http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/278765/WWYGWYSCCY
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« Reply #19 on: 30 Oct 2008, 09:48 »

I did the Gettysburg Address

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« Reply #20 on: 30 Oct 2008, 10:17 »

That's pretty cool.
Check out this one  I did on a Greek Myth Re-telling I wrote

http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/279138/Forbidden_Feelings

I thought this one might actually merit physical presence (made from the play I wrote for my Creative Writing class last fall):

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« Reply #21 on: 30 Oct 2008, 10:26 »



I call it "Tommydski - A Cross Section"
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« Reply #22 on: 30 Oct 2008, 10:37 »

Eugene, I actually like that idea a lot. There aren't a lot of other posters that this would be easy to do for, but it would be interesting to try.
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« Reply #23 on: 30 Oct 2008, 10:38 »



This is a poem I wrote about WWII, it seemed like a fitting thing to wordle.
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« Reply #24 on: 30 Oct 2008, 10:51 »

Eugene, I actually like that idea a lot. There aren't a lot of other posters that this would be easy to do for, but it would be interesting to try.

Well, one way to do it would be to take their posts and copy/paste them into the create box... it would be interesting to see the kinds of words that people are using over and over and over again... Hmmmmmmmm...

Edit to add an example of above:
 
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« Reply #25 on: 30 Oct 2008, 11:00 »

This is a random selection of Eed's recent posts.



Edith posts in the cooking thead a lot.
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« Reply #26 on: 30 Oct 2008, 11:06 »

Well, I kind of cheated. Since there are 187 pages of archived posts for Tommy's old account, it would take ages to compile an accurate cross-section. Not to mention, you would have to edit out all the words that the forum inserts if you used ctrl + a (i.e. quote, reply, notify) or they would likely stand out the most. So instead I only used a handful of wordy posts that Tommy has made, the majority of these being about music or liquor.

I'd be happy to see someone develop on that though.
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« Reply #27 on: 30 Oct 2008, 11:25 »

Watch out for that there gotcha media, don'tcha know!



(Thanks to May for the assist on this one).
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« Reply #28 on: 30 Oct 2008, 11:58 »

I took a transcript from the Debates to make these ones:

http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/279390/VP_Debate

http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/279398/Presidental_Debate

Remember what the debates used to REALLY be about? I thought that this 1984 debate between Regan and Mondale was a very interesting contrast to today's debates. (Part 2, 1960 Debate[/URL

(Edit: Fixed VP URL)
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« Reply #29 on: 30 Oct 2008, 11:59 »

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« Reply #30 on: 30 Oct 2008, 12:09 »

I really wanted to make one with the Nailin' Palin script but I couldn't find the whole thing, only a disappointing fragment.
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« Reply #31 on: 30 Oct 2008, 12:10 »

I call it "Tommydski - A Cross Section"

I would like to see one of these for me.

Anyone?
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« Reply #32 on: 30 Oct 2008, 12:24 »

I really wanted to make one with the Nailin' Palin script but I couldn't find the whole thing, only a disappointing fragment.

Is there a whole script out?? I know there was that brief little 'sneak peak', but i didn't think there was a WHOLE script out there...
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« Reply #33 on: 30 Oct 2008, 12:31 »

This could become my favourite hobby ever.

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« Reply #34 on: 30 Oct 2008, 12:35 »

:-D
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« Reply #35 on: 30 Oct 2008, 12:44 »

I made one out of Hamlet's "To be, or not to be" soliloquy.  I think it turned out well.


this one is just a bunch of euphemisms for the word penis


and a grocery list
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« Reply #36 on: 30 Oct 2008, 13:05 »

http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/278334/band_names_and_titles

Made using band names and titles of some of my favorite songs (Metal/Rock edition)


Linkin Park is incredibly prominent in that tag cloud.
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« Reply #37 on: 30 Oct 2008, 13:07 »

I really wanted to make one with the Nailin' Palin script but I couldn't find the whole thing, only a disappointing fragment.

Here's the whole script in PDF format.



http://www.mediafire.com/?zzmduk4xtnt
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« Reply #38 on: 30 Oct 2008, 13:38 »



Any guesses?
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« Reply #39 on: 30 Oct 2008, 13:54 »

The Book of Genesis
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« Reply #40 on: 30 Oct 2008, 13:59 »

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« Reply #41 on: 30 Oct 2008, 14:09 »



Good stuff!
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« Reply #42 on: 30 Oct 2008, 14:19 »

How do you guys get phrases to show up? Like "ground beef" and "throbbing purple pneumatic drill of love" (great euphemism by the way)
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« Reply #43 on: 30 Oct 2008, 14:22 »

use a tilda mark instead of a space. like "throbbing~purple~pneumatic~drill~of~love"  Wordle will automatically make it a space.
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« Reply #44 on: 30 Oct 2008, 18:38 »

Hahah Liz's is so good. Also, I'm in there which makes it even better.
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« Reply #45 on: 30 Oct 2008, 19:38 »

It does sum me up pretty well, as sad as that might be.
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« Reply #46 on: 30 Oct 2008, 20:42 »

I took a transcript from the Debates to make these ones:

http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/279390/VP_Debate

http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/279398/Presidental_Debate

Remember what the debates used to REALLY be about? I thought that this 1984 debate between Regan and Mondale was a very interesting contrast to today's debates. (Part 2, 1960 Debate)

Oh, wow.  They used to "think."  Now we "know."
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« Reply #47 on: 30 Oct 2008, 21:05 »

I was talking more about the word "President" --note how it's hardly even mentioned in the current debates. I thought that was odd.
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« Reply #48 on: 30 Oct 2008, 21:34 »

That is interesting--I guess I just sort of assumed it was there, in the more recent debates!

This is why we don't assume.

Interestingly, though, using Wordle display functionality to make everything horizontal could make that word--"President"--a lot more obvious: something like this (I used a higher number of maximum words in that one, too, so that it'd match up better with the Obama-McCain one you posted).
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« Reply #49 on: 30 Oct 2008, 23:05 »

they cut back sew much on th backs uv th poor by bill bisset

http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/278833/they_cut_back_sew_much_on_th_backs_uv_th_poor

Currently creating one with the complete text of Ulysses.  It is taking a while to process.
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