Susan Gerhart Interview: Word Clouds

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Word clouds produced by Wordle are visual representations. For individuals who use a screen reader such as JAWS (because they are blind or have low vision), the tag cloud representation for this interview provides an accessible alternative (which is also informative and useful for individuals who are able to view graphics).

See our discussion of clouds for more information!

link to return back to top Themed word cloud for Susan Gerhart interview

This themed word cloud highlights key concepts from the interview with Susan Gerhart on March 10, 2008. The text that was submitted to the Wordle tool was first updated to force phrases such as "computer science" to stick together rather than appearing as individual words. We have also removed trivial words that represent habits of speech ("Well", "Yeah") or inconsequential verbs/adjectives/adverbs, rather than key concepts. The resulting word cloud can thus be said to represent the essence of the interview in some sense.

For more information, view this PDF file with frequency counts after modifying transcript in separate window. There is also a larger version of both types of word clouds.

themed word cloud of interview

link to return back to top Word cloud for full transcript from Susan Gerhart interview

This word cloud is based on the full content of the transcript, with no manipulation other than to have selected "remove common English words" in the settings of Wordle.

For more information, view this PDF file with frequency counts prior to modifying transcript in separate window. There is also a larger version of both types of word clouds.

word cloud of full transcript