Wordle is a fantastic, free tool for the visualization of web pages, RSS feeds or large blocks of text. I use it quite often as a visual histogram of sorts, to see in weighted form the textual thematics of papers and articles. Inspired by this post by PixelCharmer where she created a wordle of her qualifying paper I’ve created a Wordle of my thesis.
It’s about what I expected, with a strong focus on the type of words associated with structural analysis, geometry and mechanical engineering. I was happy to see “rapid prototyping” pop up as well as “Rhombitruncated Cuboctahedron” as it’s my favorite polyhedra.
Solid Laser Sintered (SLS) 1″ x 1″ version of the Rhombitruncated Cuboctahedron (at left).