Another View of Obama Speech

By Matt Stiles | | Topics: Uncategorized

The highlight for some in President Obama’s 45-minute speech yesterday about Arab governments and the Middle East was a section on Israel. Obama called for returning Israel to its borders before the Six-Day War in 1967, when the country took control of the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and the Golan Heights. 

Here’s the speech in a “word tree,” a visualization technique from Many Eyes that displays unstructured data so that users can select words or phrases to see them in context. I chose “Israel” first, allowing me to see the sentences in which Obama mentioned it. 

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