Thesis wordle

Partly in lieu of the thing itself, but mainly just for fun, here are some word clouds of my thesis (generated with Wordle). So the above image shows the 75 most frequent words in the entire document, with the biggest word being the most common. (So it's something to do with air and war and London then ...) Below are clouds for each chapter. I just copied the text from the PDF file into Wordle; it works pretty well, except for some reason that process introduces weird breaks in some words. I don't really spend a significant chunk of chapter 4 talking about counter-os and ensives!

Introduction wordle

Chapter 1:
Chapter 1 wordle

Chapter 2:
Chapter 2 wordle

Chapter 3:
Chapter 3 wordle

Chapter 4:
Chapter 4 wordle

Chapter 5:
Chapter 5 wordle

Chapter 6:
Chapter 6 wordle

Chapter 7:
Chapter 7 wordle

Chapter 8:
Chapter 8 wordle

Chapter 9:
Chapter 9 wordle

Conclusion wordle

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at

8 thoughts on “Clouds

  1. Pingback:

  2. George Shaner

    "Counter-o s sound like an off-brand breakfast cereal."

    Or some sort of neo-Sixties girl group.

  3. Post author

    Thanks, jbentham and Melissa! And I thought 'counter-os' sounds like some bizarre sort of breakfast cereal too ... maybe something that explodes in your mouth?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *