Text Visualisation with Word Clouds

Qiongyu Lou


Supervised by Yukun Lai; Moderated by Yuhua Li

We are now in the era with overwhelming amount of information. To explore information more effectively, visualisation is often used to emphasise different pieces of information based on their importance. The aim of this project is to visualise text as word clouds such that readers may obtain general ideas at a glance. Some typical examples are tag clouds used in Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/) and more general Wordle (http://www.wordle.net/). The project involves implementing an algorithm to automatically visualise text as word clouds, by varying the size, position, colour and centring etc. of words or phrases, and putting them together in an aesthetic way.

Final Report (19/09/2023) [Zip Archive]

Publication Form