Two new word cloud based applications have been introduced to allow inspection of how the EPSRC and ICT (EPSRC, CORDIS & NSF) portfolios have evolved over the last 5 years. For each year there are word clouds to represent the 100 or so terms which have the highest TFIDF values in the portfolio for that year, and two word clouds to represent the 100 or so terms that represent the differences (increasing and decreasing) between one year and the previous.
To provide maximum transparency for the ICT Perspectives Project and Research Perspectives Website we have produced an ICTP Analysis Toolkit Manual to detail what each of our software tools does and how. The document is currently in draft and will be updated as the project progresses. Ultimately it will be targeted at individuals with an interest in reproducing the products of this project or applying the toolkit to an alternative dataset.