Mathew Lowry

A Barroso Worldview, in Wordle

Following Finnegan’s Take on Mr Barroso’s statement, here is a visual view of his top 100 words:

Barroso's speech in wordle

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  1. I think his most important words make kind of sense: you just need to arrange them correctly ūüôā

    EUROPEAN people NEED a NEW EU COMMISSION and ALSO MUST WORK out a NEW MARKET POLICY for EUROPE

  2. That is quite interesting, Check out this wordle projcet it gives a new perspective of looking at the inuagural addresses. Its much easier to digest than reading them all, however looking at wordle may just intrigue one to read the whole address. You may even be suprised by some of them. There is a stark contrast between lincolns first and second.

    http://www.governingdynamo.com/blog/2009/8/19/take-a-look-at-some-historic-american-rhetoric.html

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  3. Many thanks for the link, Jame.

    I remember seeing something similar a few years’ back – chir.ag’s US Presidential Speeches Tag Cloud features some 365 Presidential speeches as clouds, all on an interactive slider.

    So you can compare the “popularity, frequency, and trends in the usages of words within speeches, official documents, declarations, and letters written by the Presidents of the US between 1776 – 2007” simply by dragging the slider from one speech to the next.

    Dragging the slider through the decades, you can see terms like ‘dictator’ and ‘freedom’ emerge and fall back, to be replaced by ‘economic’ and ‘education’, as the country enters and leaves periods of war. Terms like inflation become important, and then fade, only to return. Fascinating stuff.

    Unfortunately, it ends in January 2007 ;-(

    Someone should do something similar with the European Parliament and Commission Presidents’ speeches, from 1955 to the present day.

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