Definition

wikipedia defines these as:

A tag cloud (word cloud, or weighted list in visual design) is a visual representation of text data, typically used to depict keyword metadata (tags) on websites, or to visualize free form text. Tags are usually single words, and the importance of each tag is shown with font size or color.

Videos

Tableau’s on demand tutorials feature this handy overview:

http://www.tableau.com/learn/tutorials/on-demand/treemaps-word-clouds-and-bubble-charts-chart-type?signin=bbe4c95db99f01d6ab2f8b5193460929

ABlazeGroupBI shared this guide on YouTube:

Tech Analytics’ video includes a look at this type of visualisation:

Whilst Francois Ajenstat shared this, back from the days of Version 8:

Blog posts

A post on Tableau Public:

https://public.tableau.com/s/blog/2013/02/new-8-word-clouds

Really comprehensive guide on clearlyandsimply.com:

http://www.clearlyandsimply.com/clearly_and_simply/2015/03/word-clouds-with-tableau.html

An excellent post by Dave Andrade:

http://www.daveandrade.com/?p=353

Example workbooks

Dave’s Tableau Public workbook can be found here:

https://public.tableau.com/profile/dave.andrade#!/vizhome/WordCloudsandWizardry/HarryPotterWordCloud-AllWords

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