Tuesday, March 29, 2016

8 National Day Rally speeches in Word Clouds

I compressed 8 National Day Rally speeches - 2010 to 2015, as well as 2008 and 2005 (mainly chosen due to their availability on the PMO website) - into word clouds. I removed some unnecessary but common words like "just" and "help" from the transcripts.

By glancing through the word clouds below, you can see that "flat" was the most frequently used word in 2015, "CPF" in 2014, and "foreign" and "worker" in 2010. "School"/"student" also appeared very often throughout the years.

In aggregate, the five most common terms were "school", "student", "flat", "educ", and "children", so it seems that education and housing issues come up frequently at the National Day Rallies.

2015


2014

2013

2012


2011


2010


2008


2005