[Chugalug] tag cloud a mailing list

Sean Brewer seabre986 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 15 18:00:59 UTC 2012


Yeah, I think that's the difference. Code for the word cloud makes a cloud
for most commonly used words.

On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 4:34 AM, Matt Keys <mk6032 at yahoo.com> wrote:

>  I ran across a few like that, too. I'm a bit confused as to the
> difference between a word cloud and a tag cloud. I'm guessing tag clouds
> presume that you've attached some form of tag to an example text, which the
> code would use to sort upon whereas word clouds you just point the code to
> a pile of text that has not been tagged/grouped?
>
>
> On 12/15/2012 03:44 AM, Sean Brewer wrote:
>
> I ran across this: https://github.com/larsmans/weighwords
>
>  It might make what you want to do even easier.
>
> On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 2:14 AM, Sean Brewer <seabre986 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Actually, you want to do something called lemmaisation, not stemming,
>> although they are related, stemming does something slightly different.
>> Lemmaisation does what I described.
>>
>>  I can probably whip up a dirty example with python and nltk.
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 10:14 AM, Sean Brewer <seabre986 at gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> If you can export the e-mails easily, general algorithm is something
>>> like this:
>>>  1. Tokenize the words in the e-mail body.
>>> 2. Remove stop words (a, an, the, etc.  You can find word lists, and
>>> libraries like NLTK have them built in)
>>> 3. Use stemming algorithm to reduce word tokens to their, I think the
>>> correct vocabulary is, free morpheme (e.g. convert the token word "passing"
>>> to "pass")
>>> 4. Rank by frequency of result.
>>>
>>>  That should get you in the neighborhood.
>>>
>>>  On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 9:11 AM, Matthew Keys <mk6032 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>>  Does anyone know how to create a tag clouds based on the body of an
>>>> email? The google gods point me in the direction of outlook pluggins but
>>>> I'm looking for something more linux cli scriptable; maybe something that
>>>> could parse through an exported mailbox/folder.
>>>>
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