« Online rep manager = American cheese loaf | Main | A pedagogy of abundance - the paper »

30/05/2011

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341c0c0e53ef014e88c4528f970d

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Views on a book:

Comments

twitter.com/AJCann

The word cloud is interesting, although less functional than a tag cloud, but that's the downside of books versus blogs, isn't it?

Carl Morris

I don't like word clouds! Some day our children will laugh at them. They are the mullets of informational processing.

Martin

Alan - when the book is released as a website I'm hoping I'll be able to do a tag cloud type navigation. Of the two representations above it is the human index that would work better as a tag cloud I guess. Or just google

Carl - yes they're a bit naff now, like stone cladding. I think they're more interesting to the writer than a prospective audience. The writer knows their work, but a word cloud may reveal commonly used words (I'm guessing I over-use significant) and also something about the text as a whole. But you're right, it's a pretty simplistic representation and we need more complex ones than simply word frequency.

The comments to this entry are closed.

Flickr

  • www.flickr.com
    This is a Flickr badge showing public photos and videos from edtechie99. Make your own badge here.

Twitter Updates

    follow me on Twitter