US Presidential Speeches Tag Cloud by Chirag Mehta, 2 Nov. 2006.
An interesting remix of public documents! Mehta got more than 360 speeches, official documents, declarations, and letters written by the Presidents of the US between 1776 – 2006 and created a “tag cloud” much like you see on del.icio.us (and like our own del.icio.us tag cloud in the left-hand side-bar of this page).
On Mehta’s site, larger font size indicates more use of the word and different colors indicate newer and older use. There is a slider-control at the top of the page that allows you to view the clouds for each document.
As we often mention, such re-use of public information should be an explicit goal of government information policy.
Interestingly, Mehta got the documents from Encyclopedia Britannica and ThisNation.com, not from government sources directly.