Thursday, October 16, 2008

2008 US Presidential Debate Analysis

In the most recent posting to the Global Understanding Institute’s web site, I did my best to put aside partisan politicking to analyze the speaking styles of Barack Obama and John McCain from a more pure, mechanical processing and study of their English language use.

I got this idea first for the Clinton candidacies. I would just run the static analysis of Microsoft Word over speeches made by candidates. The results were often rather illuminating.

This year, I thought it would make for a good tool to study the linguistic styles of the two main front-runners.



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