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Software offers colorful commentary on Nevada Senate debate

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For those who missed Thursday’s Nevate Senate debate between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, and Republican candidate Sharron Angle, The Las Vegas Sun is offering an artsy analysis.

The publication revealed digitally-created images on Sunday. The image condenses both candidates’ positions into a topic-sensitive word cloud. The bigger the word in each cloud, the more often it was mentioned by that candidate during the debate. Mr. Reid’s cloud is blue and Ms. Angle’s is red in keeping with their party affiliations.

Some of the largest words in Mr. Reid’s cloud are “people,” “insurance” and “health.” Ms. Angle, for her part, often repeated “need,” “government” and “Reid.” The Sun has posted the illustrations here.


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