Creating Word Lists and Clouds
Video Tutorial: Working with Word Lists and Working with Word Clouds
To create a word list or cloud, select Analysis > Word List/Cloud from the main menu.
Select the entity type: Documents, Quotations, Codes, Document Groups or Code Groups, and from the list the entities for which you want to create a word list or cloud. You can also enter a search term into the search field to look for a specific document, code, or quotations that only contain specific words.
On the top right-hand side in the toolbar you find the buttons to switch between list and cloud view.
If you want your list of codes to be displayed in form of a cloud, you need to switch from List View to Code Cloud view in the Code Manager. See Coding Data.
Setting the Scope
Once you created a word list, you see a side panel on the left. The check-boxes of the currently active entities are checked. You can check further entities or uncheck already activated entities.
You can also change the entity type. Options are to change between:
- Document groups
- Code groups
Another scope option is to enter a search term into the search field to look for a specific document, code, or quotations that only contain specific words.
Ignore case: Select this option, if you do not want to count words separately depending on whether they contain upper or lower case letters.
Infer base forms: The plural forms of nouns, the past tense, past participle, and present participle forms of verbs, and the comparative and superlative forms of adjectives and adverbs are known as inflected forms. If you activate this options, the word cloud only shows the basic form of the word, e.g., building but not buildings.
Separate counts by object: The word list provides the total count and percentage across all selected objects. Select this option if you also want a count for each selected object.
Parts of Speech: This options allows you to filter your data by specific grammatical elements (parts of speech) like adjectives, nouns, numerals, pronouns, etc. Below you see an example that only shows adjectives:
Find a Word in Context
Double-click on a word in the word cloud or word list to find all sections where the word occurs in the context of the data.
Context Menu Options
When you right-click on a word, you have the following options:
- Add to Stop List
- Remove from Go List
- Search (in context)
The Copy option is useful, if you want to run the auto coding tool based on some words in the word cloud. See Text Search.
The Search option opens the Project Search and shows the selected word in its context.
Export the Word List to Excel
Click on the export icon in the toolbar. Enter a file name and select a location where you want to store the file. You can also choose to open the file immediately in Excel. Click Save.
Save the Word Cloud as Image
Word clouds can be saved as image file in png format. Enter a file name and select a location where you want to store it. Click Save.