Over at Buried Treasure, Lars Juhl Jensen blogs about a new take on quickly summing up a paper. Since there's just not enough time to read the scientific literature, Jensen tried feeding his latest papers through Wordle, an app that chews through text and spits out the key terms in a word cloud. "All in all, I think that Wordle does a pretty good job at capturing the essence of each paper," he writes.

 

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