Prediction: Web-scale Related-word Tag Cloud Service

As a learner who uses the web regularly for research – I could really use a web-scale related-words tag cloud service.

If you know of such a service, please leave a comment below! If there is no such service, i am going to go out on a limb and predict that it will be publicly available in the next year or so, say by, December 2009!

As an example of a Word Cloud, here is a word cloud created by makecloud.com of all words in the RSS feed of ReadWriteWeb:

Imagine if we could enter a keyword and then view a tag cloud of words from pages that contain the keyword. Related terms (synonyms, antonyms, sub topics, super topics) would be revealed because they are used together in documents on the web. If you know of such a service, please do post a comment!

Comments

  1. Forrest Briggs says:

    Hello,
    I am the developer of http://www.MakeCloud.com. I am please to say that I have created a service which I think fits the description of what you are asking for. Check it out here:

    http://www.makecloud.com/tag_cloud_search.php

    Best Wishes,
    Forrest Briggs

    P.S. It was really easy to make this service, given that MakeCloud will make a tag cloud from any RSS feed. All I had to do was figure out how to get search results as an RSS feed (Yahoo, Del.icio.ous and Google are happy to oblige). Another great way to get RSS data into MakeCloud is to use Yahoo! Pipes…

  2. Hey Forrest that is way cool. It is really close to what I am looking for.

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