jQuery wordStats plugin


The jQuery wordStats plugin tries to determine what a page is about by computing the density of its keywords.

It uses a simple algorithm which adds a variable weight for each keyword occurence, depending on its 'position' in the document.

Although this computation model is quite simple, I get good results with all sorts of documents.

There's of course a system to exclude 'stop words' (frequent pronouns, prepositions, adverbs and so on).

Example: computing top keywords of a Wikipedia article.


<script type="text/javascript" src="jquery.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="jquery.wordstats.js"></script> <!-- core code -->
<script type="text/javascript" src="jquery.wordstats.en.js"></script> <!-- English stop words -->
<script type="text/javascript">
$(function() {
   var count = 3;
   //$.wordStats.topWords[0] returns the most frequent keyword
   //$.wordStats.topWords[1] the second, and so on
   $.wordStats.clear(); //release memory
   //compute top keywords of the element with id="content"
   $.wordStats.computeTopWords(count, $('#content'));


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