Software Development and Computer Science
What is Ishtar ?
NB1: If you are only looking for the code, it is
NB2: If you want to know more about this program, it is
discussed on GitHubIO.
NB3: If you just want some examples, choose one below.
And finally, most of the examples below were created early in the development cycle
of Ishtar. If you download the code and ishtar-ize a document of your own, the
results will likely be better than what you see below.
Note: the examples open in a new window or tab depending on your browser.
- Donald Trump's
interview with Bob Woodward and Bob Costa of the Washington Post. I did
a more detailed analysis of his speech, and Trump's working vocabulary is
quite small. This is the evidence.
Donald Trump's 'I am running for President' speech, 16 June 2015.
The original text was retrieved from The Washington Post, and words like
'AUDIENCE:' and 'TRUMP:' were removed. A depth of 10 was used. Unsurprisingly,
the phrase 'going to' is the most common text shred in the speech.
Sarah Palin stumps for Joni Ernst, May 2014. A depth of 13 was used to render
this travesty. WARNING: the speech is in all caps because the wire service transcript
was in all caps.
Donald Trump's pronouncements from the 6 August 2015 debate.
Lindsey Graham tells it like it was in the 6 August 2015 debate.
I really need to study my own code to determine why some of these
travesties are so coherent. Depth was 9.
- This is not the UK, so I cannot be sure of the form of address.
For now, let's call him
Rev. Gov. Mike Huckabee from 6 August 2015. In "Mike's" case,
a depth of 8 was best.
- For a contrast, let's take a look a Carly Fiorina, or as the
rude folks at Fox addressed her,
I looked through the transcript to see if she were ever addressed
as "Ms. Fiorina," and she was not. No one called Gov. Bush "Jeb," and
no one called Rev. Gov. Huckabee "Mike."
The analysis was done with depth = 10.
- No good read goes un-upchucked. Here is
BRAIN SURGEON, Dr. Ben Carson. Did you know he has written a book?
Did you know that he has separated siamese [sic] twins?
Serving the nation in the office of President ain't brain surgery, dude.
- Last, I tried sending
the whole transcript of the second debate through
Ishtar. Originally, I thought it might have problems with all the
stage directions, but that makes some of it easier to understand.
In many ways, I like it the best.
© 2017 George Flanagin