[Chugalug] tag cloud a mailing list

Sean Brewer seabre986 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 16 01:06:05 UTC 2012


I forgot to add, that you could use all that stuff to find a probable topic
of a conversation, which is a basically a tag. I thought that might be the
direction you were heading. I could be wrong.

On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 1:00 PM, Sean Brewer <seabre986 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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