If you are reading this then you have probably already figured out textisbeautiful.net has been launched and is ready to create beautiful visualisations from your text. This website has existed as an idea for approximately 24 months but it wasn't until the end of 2012 when the work was put in to make this site a reality.
So what is textisbeautiful.net I hear you ask? It's a place you can come with text in your virtual hand (don't worry if you don't have any, you can visualise Wikipedia articles too) and create some awesome visualisations. We think these visualisations will help you and others gain some quick insight into the text. Hopefully this website is our first step in making modern text analytics available to the people of the internet. If it goes well it might even lead to some bigger and better services to help you analise text.
That's the back story, but what does textisbeautiful.net actually give you? We are launching the site with 3 visualisations to start with. You can see ther three visualisations below. They have been created using the script of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
Concept Cloud: Inspired by Wordle but colour has meaning.
Concept Web: Position and colour matter in this graphic.
Correlation Wheel: Visualisation of highly correlated concepts.
I will resist the urge to get deep into each of these visualisations - that will happen in a future blog post - but a range of questions are answered in the FAQ and each visualisation includes some help text.
So, in summary, we hope you like the new site and the tools it offers. It is free and all the functionality you see now will remain free. We do have hosting costs to pay but that won't come at the expense of what we are offering at launch. We hope you enjoy the new site!