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Create a wordcloud of your google search history
# Script to make a word cloud of your google searches. Get your google search
# history at http://history.google.com. This script assumes the JSON files
# exported are in a 'Searches' subfolder
library(jsonlite)
library(rlist)
library(magrittr)
library(stringi)
library(wordcloud)
library(tm)
library(SnowballC)
queries = lapply(list.files('Searches', full.names=TRUE), fromJSON, simplifyDataFrame=FALSE) %>%
do.call("c", .) %>%
do.call("c", .) %>%
do.call("c", .) %>%
list.mapv(.$query) %>%
tolower %>%
removePunctuation %>%
removeWords(stopwords("english")) %>%
wordStem
words = stri_split_regex(queries, "\\s") %>%
do.call("c", .) %>%
`[`(., . != "")
word_table = table(words) %>%
sort(decreasing = TRUE)
pal <- colorRampPalette(c("red","blue"))(10)
wordcloud(names(word_table), word_table, scale=c(3, 1), min.freq=10,colors=pal,random.order=TRUE, max.words=200)
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commented Apr 22, 2015

neat, thanks for sharing. I hope some people extend to other text analysis. Unimportant, but the title is missing the "g" in google.

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commented Apr 22, 2015

works perfectly, really cool

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commented Apr 23, 2015

Below is a crappy way to remove google map searches from the results since they mess up the results a little. It'll screw up your results if you're using "->" a lot in your search terms though.

queries = lapply(list.files('Searches', full.names=TRUE), fromJSON, simplifyDataFrame=FALSE) %>%
    do.call("c", .) %>%
    do.call("c", .) %>%
    do.call("c", .) %>%
    list.mapv(.$query) %>%
    tolower

queries = queries[!grepl(pattern = '[-][>]',x = queries)]

queries = queries %>%    
    removePunctuation %>%
    removeWords(stopwords("english")) %>%
    wordStem
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commented Apr 27, 2015

Hello,

I've got an error meesage when ececute queries as below.
Can you resolve this problem?

queries = lapply(list.files('Searches', full.names=TRUE), fromJSON, simplifyDataFrame=FALSE) %>%
do.call("c", .) %>%
do.call("c", .) %>%
do.call("c", .) %>%
list.mapv(.$query) %>%

tolower

Error in do.call("c", .) : second argument must be a list

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