WordCAKE

Collated Aggregate of Key Elements


Value

There is value in being able to distill correspondence, research publications, literary works, scripts, copy and other groupings of texts down to their key concepts or vocabulary. There are also many ways to approach and assess the important themes or ideas in a text. Evaluating word frequency is one method that has gained popularity through information graphics such as word clouds, weighted word list, data clouds or tag clouds.

The Challenge

There is value in being able to distill correspondence, research publications, literary works, scripts, copy and other groupings of texts down to their key concepts or vocabulary. There are also many ways to approach and assess the important themes or ideas in a text. Evaluating word frequency is one method that has gained popularity through information graphics such as word clouds, weighted word list, data clouds or tag clouds.

?  What is it?

WordCAKE is a 3D representation of key words in multiple texts where each layer or disc represents one text. Key or central words in one text are positioned in the center of a disc. Color highlights words with high overall frequency in the corpus of texts. Any word can be easily located through the alphabetical arrangements of words around the disc. Highlight all occurrences of one word across all texts. Highlight all words appearing in one text. Explore words in context by using the "context" tool and much more.

Uses

Explore how and when new language, topics, and trends appear over time.  Examine shifting language over chapters, diary entries, meeting notes, news sources, blogs, internal vs. external communications, speeches, journals, song lyrics, scripts, plays, emails, web content, tweets and more.

Video Tutorial


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Get WordCAKE here:

Download WordCAKE (a freely available plugin for SketchUp) here: https://extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/wordcake

Click here to access the WordCAKE manual.



About WordCAKE

WordCAKE was created by Ross Tredinnick (programmer) and Carrie Roy (designer) with funding from the Living Environments Laboratory.


Copyright © Carrie Roy 2016. All rights reserved.