Sunday, June 21, 2009

Visualizing the Standards: Interactive Tag Clouds

Tag Clouds are a popular Web 2.0 visualization technique for the informal content analysis of texts and websites. They're frequently used by bloggers who want a more visually interesting index of their site. I've uploaded the text of the 2002 ACCJC Accreditation Standards to IBM's Many Eyes web site ( and created the following sample tag cloud of the 200 most frequent terms in the standards. Move your cursor over a term to see its frequency in the standards and sample contexts. (Note: You may need to update the Java version on your computer to view this interactive tag cloud)

One Word Tag Cloud:

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