Here is a quick capture of President Obama’s Weekly Address:
Date: March 26, 2011
Topic: Weekly Address: Energy Security Can Only come If We Invest in Cleaner Fuels and Greater Efficiency.
Full text available here.
Word Frequency Software used (here).
Commentary and other thoughts:
… on the word “oil” which was mentioned 12 times in the speech. Our only response to you is can we please perhaps include the words “United States” and “offshore drilling” somewhere within your next speech? Sure we are completely dependant on foreign oil, but that’s only our fault. We have plenty of oil here in the US.
… on the word “america” which was mentioned 12 times in the speech. As we analyze your speech, it is indeed true “America” is completely dependent on oil.
… on the word “vehicles” which was mentioned 06 times in the speech. Part of our oil dependency deals directly with the three of the top 5 words [vehicles, energy, fleet]. Without even needing to read this transcript, watch the video or listen to the audio – we can conclude only with the following. UPS as a company is not efficient by any means when it comes to carbon emissions and fuel consumption (although carbon was not mentioned at all). I disagree with using UPS as a foundation for your speech. Frankly its annoying.
One of the more interesting facts about word frequency is you can understand the entire text by only needing to read the top 5 words based on how frequently they are noted.
Word frequency image of address (see below, click to enlarge)