Faculty Advisor

Sawin, Jason

Area of Study

Science and Mathematics

Publication Date

Summer 2011


This research project will be able to display word frequencies through data visualizations. By accessing the internet, a user will be able to load in a document or text and the program will parse through and figure out the frequencies of words. The program will then provide the user with several graphical interpretations of the word frequencies. Some data visualizations models that will be used are trend lines, stack lines, and other forms. A goal of this project is to create a useful interactive interface that allows for the user to draw evidence about word trends over time. The program will be used by a researcher who is interested in word usage in educational legislation.


University of Puget Sound