Text analysis tool VocabGrabber

May 26, 2009

I have tried an awesome text analysis tool VocabGrabber.

You can see both words cloud (different size of words ) and visual map of the selected word and related words (Visual Thesaurus).

A short excerpt:

VocabGrabber analyzes any text you’re interested in, generating lists of the most useful vocabulary words and showing you how those words are used in context. Just copy text from a document and paste it into the box, and then click on the “Grab Vocabulary!” button. VocabGrabber will automatically create a list of vocabulary from your text, which you can then sort, filter, and save.

Select any word on the list and you’ll see a snapshot of the Visual Thesaurus map and definitions for that word, along with examples of the word in your text. Click on the word map or the highlighted word in the example to see the Visual Thesaurus in action.

Office 2010 with the new Screen Clipping Tool

May 24, 2009

I have read very interesting info about Web clipping using Microsoft Office (in the future).

Microsoft OneNote has a built-in screen clipping utility that lets you capture any part of the desktop screen with one click. And it’s smart because if you screen capture a web page with OneNote, the URL of the page is automatically added to the screenshot image so you can always make out the source from the clipping. This immensely useful screen clipping feature of OneNote is now part of Office Word 2010 and PowerPoint 2010 as well so you may no longer need a separate screenshot program for basic screen captures in documents and presentations

and the second clip

Certain test builds of Office 2010 are floating around on various torrent sites but if you want to test-drive a (legal) preview version of Office 2010, do put your name on the wait-list. The final release of Office 2010 is expected to happen sometime in the first half of 2010 – see the Office video trailer.

Free Online Research tools

May 10, 2009

Read Bob Rankin website and check his list of free reference and Web research tools.

You will find both web resources (encyclopedia, dictionaries etc) and tools. The list lacks of typical Web research or Web clippings tools (Evernote, Webnotes, Zotero, Ubernote etc) but you will find Web resources in different sectors, e.g. medical advic e, business and financial research,  language translation, movies, music, genealogy, US government etc.