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Presidential Speeches Tag Cloud

Freedom… economy… terrorists… tax… constitution… welfare… families… god… deficits… democracy… stregnth… war… education… rights… wrongs… corporations…

No, the Presidential Speeches Tag Cloud isn’t a careful transcript of one of George W Bush’s impromptu TV addresses, it’s a new amusement online.

http://chir.ag/phernalia/preztags/

It shows 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 – 2006.

It works thus: Once the commonly used language-specific words are removed, it makes a “tag cloud” in which the more commonly used words are shown in bigger font size than the less frequently used ones. Additionally, it tries to figure out how long ago a given word hit its peak usage and brightens the recently used words while fading away words haven’t been used in a while.

Check it out.. it goes all the way back to the founding fathers.

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