Introducing The Television Explorer Top Terms Word Cloud

We are immensely excited to announce today the latest version of our new Television Explorer, a collaboration with the Internet Archive to explore more than 2 million hours of American television news back to 2009.

This new version of the Explorer takes the top 50 most relevant matching clips for any query and computes a histogram of all of the words appearing in those clips., removes the search terms themselves and any stopwords, and creates a word cloud visualization of the top terms appearing in close proximity to your term in those 50 most relevant clips. This gives you a very rapid at-a-glance look at the context of your search term and potential other search terms you might want to try.

To see it in action, try running any search and scroll down below the station barchart to see the word cloud.

Explore the Television Explorer.