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Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!

Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
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Original Air Date: Jun 21, 2016

Word Cloud Tool

Let's start today's tip with a review of a little geek speak: word cloud

A word cloud is a visual depiction of a large amount of text, with the most prominent words specially placed with bold colors or larger fonts.

I've found that the best way to easily pull important themes in large bodies of text is by using word clouds.

If you’re a business that with customer feedback, for example, instead of having to manually review each one to compile themes, you can quickly mine the data with an online word cloud generator.

One of my go-to tools is at because it's quick and easy and powerful.

You start by creating a single plain text file with all of the information you want to work with without worrying about formatting or structure.

You then copy and paste the text into the site or you can upload the text file, CSV spreadsheet or document or even point at test via a web URL.

I find TagCrowd, that’s T A G C R O W to be an excellent tool for presentations and meeting especially when discussing large chunks of data.