Imagine having such a tool available within productivity tools, content systems, media players and browsers to generate this type of visualization in an on-demand manner to better highlight patterns and themes (in this case, speeches).
Tag Cloud: 2008 State Of The Union
Tag Cloud: 2007 State Of The Union
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Last year’s 2007 State of the Union Tag Cloud was such a hit, I decided to follow up again this year. A few major differences: Congress is mentioned a lot more this year, while health and oil don’t show up at all. This year’s address looks more active…instead of “fight” we get “fighting”. Overall, the themes are still easily picked out: “terrorists” still play a major part in the speech, and we get “empower” and “hope” and “trust” as themes.