Thursday, December 17, 2009

66 Clouds


Here is a very cool website.

Each of the 66 books of the undisputed universal canon of the Bible has its own "word cloud" based on the frequency of the words' usage in each book.

Here is the explanation:
Sixty-Six Clouds is a visual exploration of word frequency in the Bible. Each book of the Bible was individually imported into www.wordle.net to create a unique word cloud for all sixty-six books. The significance of word clouds is that they quickly present the gist of large bodies of written materials at a glance. Wordle gives greater prominence and size to words that appear more frequently in the source text. Therefore, the larger the word is in the cloud, the more prominent it is in the text. Within Wordle, clouds can be adjusted with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. A specific set of parameters was set within Wordle and then each book of the Bible was individually imported to generate a corresponding word cloud. The exact same parameters were used for all sixty-six books of the Bible to give Sixty-Six Clouds a consistent style and appearance. The word limit was set at 150. Many common words and all numbers were filtered out of the text. Sixty-Six Clouds attributes all images to http://www.wordle.net/. A free PDF version is available for download.
So, once again, here's the link.

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