What is Word Cloud?
A word cloud is a visual representation of data where words or phrases appear in bigger fonts depending on how many times they appear in a given text. The font size of each word is calculated based on how frequently the word appears in the text.
Word clouds can be used to highlight important keywords, phrases, or terms in a document. They can also be used to visualize text-based data such as a company’s sales figures or employee satisfaction surveys.
Words are given a size proportional to their frequency and arranged so that frequently recurring words appear larger in the cloud.
Word clouds were originally developed by Professor Peter Westley Hawo at MIT in 2003 as a method for visualizing text-based data. The purpose of word clouds is to emphasize the most important keywords in a body of text by making them appear larger or bolder than other words.
Why Word Cloud?
Although there are several types of charts that can be used to visualize data, word clouds are among the simplest and most effective. Because they are easy to create, are not very time-consuming, and do not require extensive training, word clouds can be used by anyone who has access to basic software such as Microsoft Office or Google Docs. A word cloud’s usefulness is determined by the data that is being analyzed and the goals of the project. For example, if you want to compare two pieces of writing or compare several documents against one another, a word cloud can be helpful. Word clouds can also be helpful when you want to draw attention to certain keywords that are frequently repeated throughout a document. However, there are some instances when it would be better not to use a word cloud: When the data needs to be presented in accurate numerical form (e.g., when comparing sales figures). The data needs to be presented in an easily readable format (e.g., when comparing employee satisfaction surveys). You need to convey a lot of information quickly (e.g., when presenting sales figures for several different products; see chart above). Communication via graphical means is preferable over numerical presentation (e.g., comparing survey results across multiple industries).
Generate Word Clouds from the URL you pass to it. Multi-color and different sizes and easily output to jpg, png or pdf.
To make use of it, you must first:
1- Go to Word Cloud Generator API and simply click on the button “Subscribe for free” to start using the API.
2- After signing up in Zyla API Hub, you’ll be given your personal API key. Using this one-of-a-kind combination of numbers and letters, you’ll be able to use, connect, and manage APIs!
3- Employ the different API endpoints depending on what you are looking for.
4- Once you meet your needed endpoint, make the API call by pressing the button “run” and see the results on your screen.