Week 5 – Text Analysis

I am hoping there are no other tasks needed for this weeks reflection, as this post brings my blogging up to date.

I actually find this idea of analysing text very interesting. At first I was like, What the? But by the time I finished reading the articles I could see a very practical use for text analysis. Much like the National Archives uses science, visual analysis and watermarks among other techniques to date the production of paper as well as the origin of paper production. I find it incredibly fascinating that we could use computer analysis to scan text and date writing based on the language used and possibly pin point it to not only a location but similar to a finger print, to an actual author. Truly an amazing thought.

I created a Wordle “word cloud” this week using the text from my week 5 notes. I actually saw a post on Instagram recently from a mum blogger who used a “word cloud” as her image post and asking people what they thought of blogs and if they actually read them. I highly doubt she even knew that the image used was a “word cloud” and until now neither did I.

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I changed the colours of my word cloud using hex colour codes so that they are better suited to my taste. What do you think? I think it is incredibly pretty.

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