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IJIET 2019 Vol.9(2): 119-122 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2019.9.2.1185

A Study of the Application of Word Cloud Visualization in College English Teaching

Yichang Huang, Ye Wang, and Feng Ye

Abstract—Nowadays, the cultivation of students' reading ability has become one of the essential aspects in College English Teaching, in which the methodological guidance to help students grasp effectively the key words of articles emerges particularly as the significant point in classroom interactivity. As the visualization mechanism analyzing and researching the English text quickly, Word Cloud has been put forth as English teachers’ new tool in reading training. This thesis tends to present a dynamically interactive system of Word Cloud Visualization based on the technique of D3 and JQuery in the field of Computer Science, and attempts to elaborate its advantages, such as the comfortable interface and the prominent key points with several examples of recent US presidential inaugural speeches as well as the test analysis of the CET 4.

Index Terms—College English teaching, D3, visualization, word cloud.

Yichang Huang and Ye Wang are with College of Foreign Languages, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China (e-mail: clarisse2015@163.com, 2571258244@qq. com).
Feng Ye is with College of Computer and Information, Hohai University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China (e-mail: yefeng1022@hhu.edu.cn).


Cite: Yichang Huang, Ye Wang, and Feng Ye, "A Study of the Application of Word Cloud Visualization in College English Teaching," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 119-122, 2019.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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