Their First Words 1.0

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Released: Feb 4, 2009
Updated: Feb 5, 2009 by nishkoth
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It is said that a presidents first 100 days in office are a good indicator of the term to come. If so, what do their first words tell us? Their First Words lets you explore every inaugural speech since George Washington's. Ever wondered who talked about "liberty" more than any other president? This visualization answers that by letting you query the set of speeches for a set of words and phrases that represent the notion of "liberty". If regular expressions are your thing, it accepts those, too.

Check out the visualization here.

Feature Highlights
  • Demonstrates tight-binding between Silverlight and HTML DOM
  • Implements a regular expression parser to query speeches
  • Shows how to create a squarified Treemap in Silverlight with control over content of individual cells
  • Demonstrates color manipulation for individual treemap cells using an implementation of HLS to RGB algorithm
  • Example of adding interactive elements on top of treemap control with data binding between the two
  • Preloads a large text dataset and utilizes LINQ to query data
  • Implementation of search highlighting within XHTML speech triggered from Silverlight
  • Use of layout controls to create UI and animated transitions
  • Extensive use of templating for controls
  • Implements usage of regex parser for custom queries

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