Ontario Budget Speech 2007-2008 Contrast Diagram
By: Jeff Clark Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008
I'm a proud citizen of Canada and have decided to include a bit more analysis of Canadian-themed data and text
in the future.
Yesterday the 2008 Ontario budget speech was delivered which outlines the governments' priorities for the coming year.
I have constructed a Document Contrast Diagram
from the text of the 2007 Ontario Budget Speech
and the 2008 Ontario Budget Speech.
Document Contrast Diagram for 2007/2008 Ontario budget Speeches (click to see larger version)
My first post on Document Contrast Diagrams will
give some guidance on how to interpret the image.
Here are a few things I noticed that are illustrated by the diagram. You may have to view the larger version to see
some of these details.
- The 2007 speech was slightly longer.
- Overall, both speeches had a positive emotional tone.
- Some of the primary words common to both speeches were 'Ontario', 'years', 'Speaker', 'health', 'today', 'improve', 'municipalities', 'care'
- Common words used a bit more often in 2007 include 'Budget', 'economic', 'rates', 'province', 'support', 'provide'
- Common words used a bit more often in 2008 include 'business', 'tax', 'plan', 'help', 'communities', 'continue', 'public'
- Words used much more often in 2007 include 'child', 'children', 'families', 'means', 'reassessment', 'surpluses', 'reserve', 'greenbelt', 'clean', 'car'
- Words used much more often in 2008 include 'invest', 'jobs', 'government', 'students', 'school', 'grants', 'skills', 'training', 'build', 'create', 'infrastructure', 'partner', 'Toronto'
- The 2007 speech had no segments of strong negative emotional tone.
- The 2008 speech had a couple of segments of moderately negative tone - one associated with 'jobs' and the other with 'funding'.