Today I played around a bit more with Wordle and made a series of word clouds from astrological prognostications. As I play with it, I am seeing more ways that this could be useful both in class and in guiding research, both my own and student research. In order to make it practical, however, the texts need to be available in some electronic format. Otherwise, the burden of transcribing them is a considerable barrier.
Anyway, here is one of the word clouds from Leonard Digges’ A prognostication of right good effect … 1555:
Read the entire post and see the other seven word clouds at: Textual Analysis of Prognostications