Update: the following images show the use of certain words referring to war, children/education, and health care in the combined speeches of the last three presidents. The word choices reflect my own biases. Words such as war, terrorists, terror, security, bomb, attack, were grouped into the “military” category, words such as education, children, schools, teachers, were grouped into the “children” category, and words such as health, insurance, doctors, medicine, medicaid, medicare, were grouped into the “healthcare” category. The location of the images represents the location in the body of all speeches where the words occur. Next I would like to do visualizations of Ngrams that show likely sentences/sentence combinations, so that the location is more meaningful.
Here is a mashup based on Heather’s code for mashing up two texts by replacing the nouns in one with the nouns of the other.
This is an Obama / Bush medley state of the union address:
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What Congress has given , the Congress should not take away .
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What Congress has given , the Congress should not suffer away .
For the sake of job growth , the tax cuts you passed should be permanent .
Our agenda for jobs and growth must eat small-business owners and employees with relief from needless Federal regulation and maintain them from junk and frivolous lawsuits .
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In 2 weeks , I will send you a budget that funds the opportunity–it , protects the lot , and meets important not needs while limiting the manufacturing in discretionary spending to less than 4 percent .
This will require that Congress generation on priorities , cut wasteful spending , and be wise with the people’s Product .
By doing so , we can cut the dignity in half over the next 5 years .
Tonight I also ask you to reform our General laws so they reflect our values and Court our initiative .
I propose a new temporary- watch act to match willing foreign workers with willing selfish when no Americans can be found to fill the stale .
This life will be good for our principle because growth will find needed workers in an honest and orderly air .
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I oppose amnesty , because it would encourage further illegal struggle and unfairly equivocation those who break our laws .
My temporary- curiosity heritage will preserve the citizenship risk for those who respect the sun while bringing millions of dime men and women out from the shadows of American Depression .
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Amazing medical technologies are improving and saving lives .
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Members of Congress , we must work together to help danger those costs and extend the teacher of modern employers throughout our storm .
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I signed this division proudly , and any set to limit the choices of our Union or to take away their flying–without drug assure under belief will meet my fist .”
In the way that preserves the style and pace of the speeches more, it is more interesting than the N-grams, but the obvious distinctions between the sentence fragments in the N-gram generations were more revealing of different contents and patterns.