Slug: presidential-speech-and-document-tag-clouds Date: 2006-11-07 Title: Presidential Speech and Document Tag Clouds layout: post

I'm a little over the whole "tag cloud" (a simple weighted list, really) thing as applied to blog posts, but applying it to more socially "interesting" texts is a clever idea. Here Chirag Mehta has run a series of tag clouds on 360 speeches and documents by Presidents of the United States - US Presidential Speeches Tag Cloud.

For example, move the slider back and forth to move forward and back in time, and compare W's 2001-01-20: First Inaugural Address with his 2006-01-31: State of the Union Address. Pretty cool.