I’m a bit behind the zeitgeist here, I know, but Wordle is a pretty cool little tool. I think the cloud of my CiteULike tags fairly reflects my academic interests, and the fact that even after 5 years away from the lab, ‘wet’ techniques dominate, I really should make more of the bioinformatics involved in the papers I bookmark.
Find it on Wordle here.
A few notes on technique. I extracted the tags from the RIS export of my CiteULike library using this Python script, I had to limit the represntation of words to 25, otherwise ‘proteomics’ would have dominated to such an extent that virtually none of the other tags would be visible (except maybe ‘protein-protein-interactions’). But then I am responsible for supporting proteomics researchers, and predicting and validating protein-protein interactions is my major personal research interest. So I guess this is fair enough.