Friday, March 23, 2012

The Mahon Tribunal word-cloud

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Above, another in our series of Public Wordles examining the way 'official' language is used in speeches and documents.

Yesterday, the immense final report of the Mahon Tribunal into planning scandals was published. This word-cloud condenses the 3270 pages of the report into the 100 most-used words (the larger the word, the more often it was used).

Names feature prominently of course (though perhaps surprisingly 'Ahern' is relatively small). Some interesting words are 'satisfied', 'political', and 'claimed'. And there's no doubt that this report focusses on men...

Above, Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin's response (the 230 most common words). Again, click for a closer view.

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