Voyant for Text Analysis and Visualization

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A Sample Corpus in Voyant: The State of the Union Address and Related Texts

I want to post some links to reinforce what Randall Cream showed us about using Voyant for text analysis on our Day of DH.

Here’s the link to Voyant itself.

And here’s one to an explanation for how to do simple text analysis with it.

Here’s a sample corpus of texts to play around with.  It’s Pres. Obama’s State of the Union address from this year, with a few responses to it (journalistic and political).  What can you discover about the semantic content of this discourse with the suite of tools?  (Don’t forget to use the English “stop words” list under Cirrus [click on the gear] to filter out the “ifs”, “ands” and “buts”, etc.)