Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Abstract Art with PubMed2Wordle

While preparing for my upcoming defense, I found a cool little web app called pubmed2wordle that turns a pubmed query into a word cloud using text from the titles and abstracts returned by the query. Here are the results for a pubmed query for me ("turner sd AND vanderbilt"):

And quite different results for where I'm planning to do my postdoc:

Looks useful to quickly get a sense of what other people work on.



  1. Thanks for the reminder about this cool tool. I just compared an early and final drafts of a manuscript I will submit today. That's a neat way to look at my writing/editing process!

  2. Thanks for the pointer. Interesting tool!


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