Tools Home : Beta Tools : Word Cloud

Click here to show HTML tools HTML Tools

Click here to expand XML tools XML tools

Click here to expand plain text tools Plain Text Tools

Click here to expand other tools Other tools

 Beta tools
 Add Tools Demo

Word Cloud

This tool generates a list of top high frequency words, either from a URL or uploaded from the user's files, and displays them as a word cloud, weighted by frequency. The results can be sorted by order, and any word in the cloud can be clicked to generate a concordance for that word.

Note: If an HTML or XML text is submitted, the tool will strip all tags and process it as plain text.

Please click the ? buttons at the bottom right of each set of options for more information on that set.

For further information on this tool, please see the TADA Wiki's Word Cloud entry here. A glossary of terms is also available here.

Walkthrough To generate a list of the top 50 high frequency words from, exclude the words on the modified Glasgow Stop Words list and sort the results by order of appearance:
  1. Source text
    1. Enter `' in the 'URL' field;
  2. Words limited to
    1. Choose '50' from the drop list next to 'Number of high frequency words to include'.
    2. Check the box next to 'Exclude modified Glasgow Stop Words'.
  3. Results
    1. Choose 'by appearance' from the 'Sort' drop menu.
    2. Click the 'Submit' button to process the text.
» Source text


This section determines the source of the document you wish the tool to process. HTML can be obtained either from a web address or by uploading a file.


Source URL
To use content from a web page, enter a full web address (URL) in the field provided. Copy and paste from your browser’s address bar for best results.

Local file
To upload an HTML (.html) file from your computer, choose ‘Local file,’ click ‘Browse,’ and select the file you wish to use from your directory.
» Words limited to

This section allows the user to choose what will be included in the final word cloud.


Number of high frequency words to include
Choose from this drop box to set the size of the word cloud.

Use modified Glasgow Stop Words
Click this option to filter the modified Glasgow Stop Words list out of the final list.
» Results
This section affects how the word cloud will be sorted and displayed.


Use this drop down list to choose one of three sort options, including alphabetically, by appearance, by frequency or by alphabetical order.

Display results in fixed layout
Check this option to view the word cloud in a fixed width layout.

Open results in new window
Check this box to display the results in a new window or browser tab. This option is selected by default. Some pop-up blockers may prevent a new window from being opened; if so, un-check the box to open the results in the same window instead.
`*' indicates a required field



TAPoRware Project, McMaster University,