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Tag clouds

  1. 2. <ul><ul><li>A tag cloud is a set of related tags or words with corresponding weights. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The weights are represented using font sizes or other visual clues </li></ul></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>Generates “word clouds” from text that you provide </li></ul><ul><li>Text can be - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>entered manually </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pasted from another source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>taken from a blog, blog feed, or any other web page that has an Atom or RSS feed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tags from a del.icio.us account </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Excludes common words automatically </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wordle.net/ </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Customise clouds with - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>different fonts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>layouts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>color schemes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>upper/lower case </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>removing words after creation </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Clouds can be - </li></ul><ul><li>Printed to a hard copy </li></ul><ul><li>Captured using ‘print screen’ or screen capture software to use as an image </li></ul><ul><li>Saved to the Wordle gallery. </li></ul><ul><li>Wordle runs from the website only – no software loaded to your PC </li></ul>
  5. 11. <ul><li>Catalogue features - </li></ul><ul><li>By Dewey range </li></ul><ul><li>By search term </li></ul><ul><li>( http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/services/cattools/dewey_cloud ) </li></ul><ul><li>One Search - </li></ul><ul><li>Most popular tags </li></ul>
  6. 12. <ul><li>Create tag cloud manually or take words from a website </li></ul><ul><li>Add a hyperlink to each entry </li></ul><ul><li>Assign a priority to each entry </li></ul><ul><li>Customise your cloud – font, background, size </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.tagcloud-generator.com/ </li></ul>
  7. 14. <ul><li>More sophisticated cloud generator </li></ul><ul><li>Generates chronological tag clouds from simple text data sources </li></ul><ul><li>Uses only unique words from nominated sources/lists </li></ul><ul><li>Removes common words </li></ul><ul><li>http://chir.ag/tech/download/tagline/ </li></ul>
  8. 15. http:// chir.ag/projects/preztags /

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