Tuesday, January 25, 2011

SOTU Word Clouds

A picture is worth a thousand words, and vice versa.  Here is a Wordle word cloud (which takes all the words from the text and gives the greatest  prominence to words that appear more frequently in the text) of Obama's speech:

Here is a word cloud from the Republican response by Rep. Paul Ryan, which is certainly better then hearing the speech itself. 

 Interesting that in Obama's speech "people," "jobs," and "work" are prominent, while for Ryan's it is the "government, "spending" and "debt."

Finally, here is one I made up that I would have liked to have seen from the SOTU:


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