Word Frequency Data

The word frequency data for both English and Chinese was created based on the HKBU Corpus of Political Speeches. A “Stop Word List” was used when creating the Word Frequency Data in English. These words were chosen because they are at the top of the list of the most frequent words in the Corpus of Contemporary American English.

Note that no “Stop Word List” was used for the Word Frequency Data in Chinese.

The Stop Word List used when creating the Word Frequency Data in English was: the, be, and, if, a, in, have, to, it, I, that, for, you, he, with, on, do, say, this, at, but, we, his, from, that, not, n’t, by, she, or, as, what, go, their, can, who, get, if, would, her, all, my, make, about, know, will, as, up, one, time, there, year, so, think, when, which, them, some, me, people, take, out, into, just, see, him, your, come, could, now, than, like, other, how, then, its, our, two, more, these, want, way and look.


The 100 Most Frequent Terms for Hong Kong Governors’ Addresses

Rank Term Frequency
1 IS 1814
2 HONG 1418
3 KONG 1401
4 ARE 1142
5 HAS 967
6 GOVERNMENT 796
7 NEW 719
8 AN 637
9 COUNCIL 621
10 BEEN 614
11 PUBLIC 504
12 THEY 448
13 COMMUNITY 441
14 ALSO 414
15 MUST 378
16 OVER 369
17 SHOULD 360
18 YEARS 329
19 SERVICES 327
20 NEXT 326
21 PROVIDE 316
22 MEMBERS 304
23 CHINA 302
24 NEED 301
25 LAST 284
26 DEVELOPMENT 278
27 FUTURE 277
28 THOSE 277
29 WORK 277
30 EDUCATION 264
31 HOUSING 263
32 SERVICE 262
33 FIRST 257
34 ECONOMIC 252
35 WAS 250
36 SOCIAL 249
37 IMPORTANT 234
38 BOTH 233
39 CHINESE 222
40 MADE 218
41 SYSTEM 218
42 CONTINUE 216
43 MANY 209
44 BEING 201
45 MAJOR 200
46 WELL 200
47 ECONOMY 193
48 NO 187
49 NUMBER 187
50 WORLD 187
Rank Term Frequency
51 MOST 184
52 UNDER 184
53 ALREADY 182
54 PROGRAMME 182
55 FINANCIAL 180
56 ONLY 180
57 OWN 176
58 LAW 174
59 POLICY 174
60 SCHEME 172
61 GROWTH 170
62 CIVIL 165
63 LEGISLATIVE 163
64 BUSINESS 159
65 HEALTH 159
66 PROPOSALS 158
67 JOINT 156
68 AIRPORT 155
69 INCREASE 154
70 PER 153
71 BETWEEN 152
72 FURTHER 151
73 IMPROVE 151
74 MILLION 151
75 STANDARDS 150
76 COMMITTEE 149
77 PRIVATE 148
78 SUCH 148
79 US 147
80 SET 146
81 PART 145
82 INTERNATIONAL 144
83 GOOD 143
84 MUCH 143
85 PROGRESS 142
86 SHALL 142
87 SUPPORT 141
88 ADDITIONAL 139
89 ENSURE 139
90 NEEDS 139
91 QUALITY 138
92 CARE 136
93 AREAS 135
94 AUTHORITY 135
95 FACILITIES 135
96 PLACES 134
97 SECTOR 133
98 HELP 132
99 MEET 132
100 VERY 130

 


The 100 Most Frequent Terms for Hong Kong Policy Addresses by the Chief Executives

Rank Term Frequency
1 HONG 2261
2 KONG 2133
3 IS 1766
4 GOVERNMENT 1666
5 DEVELOPMENT 1419
6 ARE 1176
7 HAS 1117
8 PUBLIC 878
9 YEAR 874
10 SERVICES 871
11 NEW 850
12 ALSO 825
13 AN 811
14 COMMUNITY 738
15 ECONOMIC 726
16 EDUCATION 651
17 SUPPORT 624
18 PROVIDE 593
19 MAINLAND 557
20 YEARS 556
21 FINANCIAL 539
22 BEEN 472
23 SCHEME 451
24 WORK 425
25 SOCIAL 422
26 CARE 415
27 POLICY 412
28 QUALITY 407
29 MARKET 396
30 NEED 388
31 ECONOMY 381
32 CONTINUE 380
33 MEASURES 378
34 OVER 375
35 HOUSING 371
36 LAND 366
37 ENHANCE 361
38 SHOULD 361
39 HELP 356
40 SYSTEM 348
41 BUSINESS 346
42 PROMOTE 339
43 NEXT 328
44 SERVICE 318
45 THROUGH 317
46 MUST 316
47 ELDERLY 315
48 ENVIRONMENT 315
49 THEY 314
50 SET 311
Rank Term Frequency
51 COUNCIL 310
52 UNDER 308
53 IMPROVE 299
54 OPPORTUNITIES 296
55 SUCH 295
56 FURTHER 294
57 INTERNATIONAL 293
58 INDUSTRIES 286
59 AREAS 284
60 SECTOR 283
61 PROJECTS 278
62 USE 267
63 LAST 260
64 LOCAL 260
65 WELL 258
66 WORLD 257
67 MANY 256
68 STUDENTS 251
69 TRAINING 250
70 PAST 249
71 NEEDS 248
72 PRIVATE 248
73 FIRST 247
74 INCREASE 245
75 LAW 244
76 RESOURCES 243
77 BETWEEN 242
78 HEALTH 237
79 VARIOUS 236
80 INDUSTRY 235
81 FUTURE 233
82 REVIEW 232
83 CENTRE 229
84 ENSURE 229
85 BETTER 223
86 FORWARD 223
87 MAJOR 219
88 PLAN 218
89 EFFORTS 216
90 ENTERPRISES 213
91 FACILITIES 213
92 RESIDENTIAL 213
93 STRENGTHEN 212
94 STUDY 212
95 GROWTH 209
96 COUNTRY 206
97 DEVELOP 205
98 INCLUDING 205
99 CO-OPERATION 204
100 DISTRICT 203

 


The 100 Most Frequent Terms for U.S. State of the Union Addresses

Rank Term Frequency
1 IS 17642
2 HAS 9376
3 ARE 9195
4 BEEN 9133
5 GOVERNMENT 7211
6 STATES 6652
7 AN 6331
8 ITS 5974
9 WAS 5915
10 SHOULD 5343
11 CONGRESS 5312
12 THEY 5170
13 UNITED 4956
14 SUCH 4239
15 UPON 4160
16 NO 3706
17 MAY 3520
18 COUNTRY 3502
19 ANY 3418
20 GREAT 3338
21 MUST 3325
22 MADE 3284
23 THOSE 3283
24 PUBLIC 3258
25 WERE 3202
26 UNDER 3154
27 NEW 2974
28 WAR 2818
29 LAST 2685
30 AMERICAN 2593
31 US 2451
32 WORLD 2449
33 ONLY 2446
34 YEARS 2342
35 HAD 2322
36 MOST 2319
37 EVERY 2255
38 STATE 2255
39 NATIONAL 2222
40 PRESENT 2188
41 LAW 2177
42 BETWEEN 2091
43 NATION 2081
44 SHALL 2013
45 POWER 1974
46 ACT 1926
47 DURING 1897
48 PEACE 1891
49 OWN 1873
50 WORK 1858
Rank Term Frequency
51 ALSO 1826
52 NATIONS 1826
53 WITHOUT 1810
54 MANY 1781
55 SERVICE 1755
56 SYSTEM 1742
57 CITIZENS 1727
58 AGAINST 1721
59 AMERICA 1686
60 PART 1666
61 GENERAL 1621
62 FOREIGN 1614
63 NECESSARY 1603
64 OVER 1549
65 DEPARTMENT 1517
66 SUBJECT 1512
67 FIRST 1508
68 BEFORE 1495
69 FEDERAL 1489
70 SAME 1482
71 GOOD 1460
72 INTEREST 1420
73 WELL 1412
74 MUCH 1409
75 POLICY 1384
76 LAWS 1374
77 LEGISLATION 1361
78 WHILE 1325
79 THROUGH 1322
80 INCREASE 1305
81 BOTH 1299
82 IMPORTANT 1280
83 MEN 1280
84 TREATY 1268
85 WITHIN 1263
86 BUSINESS 1238
87 VERY 1237
88 FREE 1230
89 DUTY 1200
90 TREASURY 1197
91 ATTENTION 1189
92 UNION 1179
93 REPORT 1178
94 BEING 1167
95 INTERESTS 1165
96 SECRETARY 1164
97 LARGE 1161
98 RIGHT 1153
99 TRADE 1147
100 COMMERCE 1133

 


The 100 Most Frequent Terms for U.S. Inaugural Addresses

Rank Term Frequency
1 IS 1449
2 ARE 785
3 HAS 616
4 GOVERNMENT 572
5 BEEN 485
6 US 477
7 NO 459
8 THEY 452
9 AN 386
10 UPON 374
11 MUST 363
12 MAY 337
13 STATES 335
14 GREAT 334
15 THOSE 331
16 WORLD 329
17 SHOULD 326
18 SHALL 312
19 COUNTRY 309
20 NATION 307
21 EVERY 293
22 WAS 283
23 ANY 278
24 PEACE 254
25 OWN 247
26 ONLY 243
27 NEW 241
28 POWER 233
29 PUBLIC 227
30 SUCH 219
31 CONSTITUTION 209
32 AMERICA 202
33 UNITED 201
34 UNDER 198
35 NATIONS 195
36 FREEDOM 188
37 UNION 188
38 FREE 183
39 MOST 175
40 WAR 174
41 MADE 156
42 NATIONAL 156
43 CITIZENS 155
44 AMERICAN 153
45 LET 151
46 MEN 145
47 GOOD 143
48 JUSTICE 142
49 WERE 141
50 WITHOUT 140
Rank Term Frequency
51 YEARS 140
52 SPIRIT 139
53 RIGHTS 138
54 LIFE 137
55 BEFORE 133
56 LAWS 132
57 HAD 131
58 CONGRESS 129
59 LAW 127
60 EACH 123
61 NEVER 123
62 WELL 122
63 BEST 121
64 LIBERTY 121
65 DUTY 118
66 HOPE 117
67 BECAUSE 115
68 WORK 115
69 AGAINST 114
70 INTERESTS 114
71 RIGHT 113
72 THROUGH 110
73 STATE 109
74 AMONG 108
75 BOTH 108
76 POLITICAL 106
77 MANY 102
78 MUCH 102
79 FOREIGN 101
80 GOD 101
81 POWERS 101
82 PRESIDENT 101
83 MAN 100
84 POLICY 98
85 BETWEEN 97
86 EXECUTIVE 97
87 HISTORY 97
88 LONG 96
89 PRINCIPLES 96
90 FIRST 95
91 PART 95
92 TODAY 95
93 WITHIN 95
94 FUTURE 94
95 HUMAN 94
96 PROGRESS 94
97 DUTIES 92
98 WHOLE 92
99 ADMINISTRATION 91
100 FELLOW-CITIZENS 91

 


The 100 Most Frequent Terms for U.S. National Political Party Platforms (Democratic Presidents)

Rank Term Frequency
1 IS 2186
2 ARE 1758
3 MUST 1447
4 HAS 1402
5 DEMOCRATIC 1358
6 AMERICAN 1034
7 AN 1028
8 NEW 1027
9 SUPPORT 980
10 SHOULD 973
11 GOVERNMENT 952
12 AMERICA 934
13 ADMINISTRATION 908
14 PARTY 883
15 THEY 849
16 FEDERAL 825
17 ECONOMIC 809
18 WORLD 761
19 NATIONAL 728
20 PRESIDENT 717
21 WORK 702
22 HEALTH 694
23 PROGRAMS 680
24 SECURITY 648
25 AMERICANS 645
26 STATES 645
27 BEEN 628
28 RIGHTS 594
29 NATION 593
30 PUBLIC 590
31 YEARS 563
32 EDUCATION 546
33 DEVELOPMENT 538
34 UNITED 511
35 THOSE 506
36 PROGRAM 496
37 POLICY 487
38 CONTINUE 486
39 CARE 481
40 EFFORTS 461
41 CHILDREN 459
42 WORKERS 458
43 ECONOMY 452
44 ALSO 449
45 NEED 444
46 TAX 443
47 ACT 432
48 PROVIDE 411
49 EVERY 408
50 ENERGY 405
Rank Term Frequency
51 FAMILIES 404
52 UNDER 403
53 BELIEVE 393
54 JOBS 392
55 INTERNATIONAL 387
56 SYSTEM 386
57 HELP 383
58 SUCH 370
59 THROUGH 367
60 INCLUDING 366
61 DEMOCRATS 363
62 PEACE 362
63 NATIONS 359
64 FULL 356
65 WOMEN 353
66 MILITARY 352
67 NO 347
68 MOST 345
69 RIGHT 345
70 HOUSING 341
71 REPUBLICAN 339
72 POLICIES 336
73 COUNTRY 335
74 NUCLEAR 329
75 RESOURCES 329
76 AGAINST 328
77 USE 328
78 ENSURE 316
79 OVER 316
80 NEEDS 313
81 LAW 308
82 PLEDGE 308
83 WAS 307
84 FIRST 306
85 OPPORTUNITY 303
86 WAR 300
87 GROWTH 299
88 TRADE 299
89 ONLY 298
90 PRIVATE 298
91 ASSISTANCE 295
92 SOCIAL 294
93 END 292
94 HUMAN 292
95 CONGRESS 289
96 LOCAL 289
97 FUTURE 288
98 COMMITTED 284
99 COMMUNITY 277
100 ANY 275

 


The 100 Most Frequent Terms for U.S. National Political Party Platforms (Republican Presidents)

Rank Term Frequency
1 IS 2890
2 ARE 2027
3 HAS 1779
4 GOVERNMENT 1327
5 AMERICAN 1220
6 FEDERAL 1217
7 MUST 1207
8 SUPPORT 1194
9 AN 1136
10 STATES 1100
11 REPUBLICAN 1060
12 AMERICA 975
13 NEW 975
14 PRESIDENT 963
15 SHOULD 914
16 ADMINISTRATION 869
17 THEY 850
18 REPUBLICANS 810
19 ECONOMIC 805
20 WORLD 801
21 UNITED 776
22 NATIONAL 775
23 THOSE 727
24 TAX 716
25 PROGRAMS 715
26 HEALTH 696
27 BEEN 693
28 NATION 686
29 AMERICANS 674
30 CARE 624
31 SECURITY 624
32 POLICY 614
33 AGAINST 612
34 PARTY 602
35 CONGRESS 593
36 FREE 586
37 THROUGH 585
38 EDUCATION 542
39 PUBLIC 542
40 SYSTEM 540
41 WORK 530
42 RIGHTS 525
43 EFFORTS 518
44 YEARS 504
45 ALSO 501
46 DEVELOPMENT 501
47 MOST 488
48 SUCH 485
49 MILITARY 479
50 NATIONS 468
Rank Term Frequency
51 FAMILIES 463
52 PRIVATE 461
53 STATE 460
54 FREEDOM 459
55 PROGRAM 456
56 CONTINUE 455
57 ANY 451
58 COUNTRY 440
59 CHILDREN 439
60 INTERNATIONAL 439
61 BELIEVE 425
62 LAW 424
63 NO 423
64 TRADE 423
65 PEACE 418
66 ECONOMY 412
67 USE 412
68 DEFENSE 411
69 ENERGY 411
70 FUTURE 404
71 EVERY 399
72 LOCAL 398
73 POLICIES 390
74 FOREIGN 387
75 BUSH 380
76 FAMILY 380
77 ONLY 377
78 UNDER 374
79 RIGHT 370
80 JOBS 369
81 LEADERSHIP 368
82 OVER 365
83 PLEDGE 365
84 BOTH 364
85 MANY 358
86 PROVIDE 357
87 WOMEN 350
88 GROWTH 349
89 ACT 347
90 SOVIET 347
91 PERCENT 346
92 ENCOURAGE 340
93 WAR 339
94 INCLUDING 333
95 REFORM 332
96 OPPORTUNITY 331
97 NEEDS 328
98 FORCES 324
99 RESOURCES 323
100 WAS 322

 


The 100 Most Frequent Terms for U.S. Saturday Radio Addresses (Democratic Presidents)

Rank Term Frequency
1 IS 3999
2 ARE 3412
3 THEY 3269
4 NEW 1973
5 VE (contraction of have) 1815
6 WORK 1726
7 AMERICA 1699
8 AMERICANS 1620
9 CHILDREN 1619
10 AMERICAN 1589
11 RE (contraction of are) 1544
12 HAS 1543
13 JOBS 1457
14 US 1423
15 YEARS 1422
16 CONGRESS 1397
17 PRESIDENT 1397
18 AN 1389
19 WAS 1347
20 EVERY 1257
21 FAMILIES 1248
22 HELP 1241
23 HEALTH 1216
24 ECONOMY 1153
25 GOOD 1092
26 CARE 1084
27 NEED 1083
28 TODAY 1048
29 BEEN 1047
30 ADDRESS 1042
31 COUNTRY 1026
32 MUST 1012
33 OVER 967
34 WORLD 966
35 MANY 950
36 ALSO 934
37 LL (contraction of will) 917
38 THOSE 890
39 FIRST 876
40 BECAUSE 875
41 NO 845
42 PLAN 843
43 LAST 815
44 WORKING 813
45 RIGHT 810
46 BUDGET 809
47 BILL 806
48 TOGETHER 800
49 KEEP 783
50 SHOULD 783
Rank Term Frequency
51 TAX 778
52 MOST 768
53 WEEK 759
54 WHY 728
55 NATION 718
56 EDUCATION 702
57 GOVERNMENT 701
58 FUTURE 700
59 EVEN 689
60 BACK 669
61 MILLION 659
62 HOUSE 654
63 GIVE 648
64 TOO 647
65 THANKS 640
66 HOME 638
67 REFORM 637
68 ECONOMIC 624
69 SECURITY 620
70 LET 618
71 PUT 617
72 DOWN 589
73 STATES 583
74 JOB 581
75 MADE 568
76 FAMILY 564
77 STILL 556
78 DAY 555
79 HERE 553
80 WELFARE 551
81 BUSINESSES 547
82 DON (from the word don’t) 546
83 INSURANCE 546
84 MIDDLE 545
85 PAY 542
86 BETTER 536
87 WERE 534
88 WHERE 533
89 LIVES 530
90 HARD 529
91 CLASS 528
92 CUT 518
93 MORNING 518
94 IMPORTANT 516
95 GOING 515
96 LAW 511
97 CRIME 510
98 NATIONAL 510
99 SUPPORT 506
100 RESPONSIBILITY 505

 


The 100 Most Frequent Terms for U.S. Saturday Radio Addresses (Republican Presidents)

Rank Term Frequency
1 IS 5226
2 ARE 3568
3 THEY 2605
4 HAS 2137
5 AMERICA 2069
6 NEW 1680
7 CONGRESS 1654
8 AN 1550
9 AMERICAN 1444
10 AMERICANS 1438
11 WAS 1434
12 NATION 1402
13 WORLD 1282
14 PRESIDENT 1277
15 GOVERNMENT 1188
16 TAX 1186
17 BEEN 1176
18 US 1161
19 HELP 1151
20 RE 1126
21 WEEK 1120
22 VE (contraction of have) 1097
23 GOOD 1080
24 YEARS 1080
25 MUST 1040
26 ALSO 1022
27 ADDRESS 979
28 THOSE 971
29 FREEDOM 926
30 WORK 918
31 MANY 915
32 COUNTRY 905
33 SECURITY 898
34 ECONOMY 892
35 ECONOMIC 888
36 STATES 849
37 UNITED 812
38 NO 809
39 IRAQ 808
40 RADIO 798
41 LISTENING 767
42 EVERY 760
43 NEXT 757
44 TODAY 756
45 JOBS 746
46 LAST 730
47 OVER 717
48 BUDGET 707
49 SPENDING 706
50 FEDERAL 700
Rank Term Frequency
51 WERE 689
52 FREE 669
53 NEED 669
54 PEACE 653
55 WELL 649
56 MOST 645
57 FIRST 640
58 PERCENT 631
59 BECAUSE 624
60 ONLY 621
61 BILL 606
62 WAR 605
63 HOUSE 600
64 TRADE 596
65 FAMILIES 590
66 SHOULD 589
67 HAD 567
68 CHILDREN 559
69 MADE 556
70 IMPORTANT 537
71 SOVIET 536
72 THANK 533
73 AGAINST 529
74 LL (contraction of will) 528
75 DAY 524
76 WORKING 523
77 FUTURE 522
78 GREAT 519
79 DOWN 518
80 GROWTH 515
81 NATIONAL 514
82 TOGETHER 511
83 SUPPORT 502
84 GOD 499
85 OWN 488
86 SINCE 483
87 HOPE 481
88 NATIONS 480
89 TERRORISTS 476
90 BETTER 468
91 PROGRESS 462
92 TAXES 461
93 FORCES 460
94 KEEP 460
95 BEFORE 459
96 IRAQI 458
97 MORNING 458
98 THANKS 447
99 WOMEN 447
100 HOME 445

 


The 100 Most Frequent Terms for U.S. State of Union Addresses and Inaugural Addresses (Democratic Presidents) (1941-1981)

Rank Term Frequency
1 IS 2103
2 ARE 1477
3 HAS 935
4 WORLD 845
5 MUST 804
6 WAR 658
7 CONGRESS 637
8 BEEN 609
9 THEY 603
10 AN 602
11 NEW 589
12 GOVERNMENT 586
13 NATION 531
14 US 501
15 NATIONS 499
16 UNITED 463
17 NATIONAL 449
18 YEARS 418
19 SHOULD 417
20 PEACE 410
21 THOSE 400
22 STATES 392
23 WAS 390
24 PROGRAM 389
25 ECONOMIC 387
26 GREAT 354
27 AMERICAN 340
28 FEDERAL 319
29 SECURITY 314
30 MANY 311
31 MILLION 303
32 NO 300
33 ONLY 298
34 FREE 294
35 OWN 294
36 THROUGH 287
37 WORK 278
38 ALSO 276
39 FIRST 266
40 COUNTRY 263
41 ANY 261
42 EVERY 261
43 MOST 260
44 POLICY 253
45 BILLION 250
46 DOLLARS 250
47 HELP 248
48 CONTINUE 245
49 POWER 245
50 MADE 240
Rank Term Frequency
51 WERE 240
52 SHALL 238
53 ADMINISTRATION 236
54 SUCH 234
55 MEN 232
56 PUBLIC 230
57 ACT 228
58 LAST 226
59 PRODUCTION 226
60 AGAINST 218
61 NEED 217
62 DURING 212
63 OVER 212
64 FORCES 211
65 CANNOT 206
66 FREEDOM 206
67 UNDER 206
68 INTERNATIONAL 204
69 DEFENSE 203
70 AMERICA 201
71 PROGRESS 201
72 FUTURE 200
73 SYSTEM 199
74 INCREASE 198
75 LEGISLATION 197
76 PROGRAMS 197
77 FISCAL 195
78 STATE 191
79 HOPE 189
80 PROVIDE 189
81 UNION 189
82 ECONOMY 188
83 LIFE 186
84 SOVIET 186
85 MILITARY 184
86 BEFORE 183
87 DEVELOPMENT 182
88 PAST 182
89 BUSINESS 180
90 HAD 179
91 BUDGET 177
92 GOOD 177
93 TODAY 175
94 EXPENDITURES 172
95 HEALTH 172
96 RIGHTS 172
97 FULL 170
98 RESOURCES 170
99 STRENGTH 170
100 TOGETHER 170

 


The 100 Most Frequent Terms for U.S. State of Union Addresses and Inaugural Addresses (Republican Presidents) (1941-1981)

Rank Term Frequency
1 IS 1007
2 ARE 591
3 HAS 432
4 WORLD 400
5 MUST 369
6 NEW 359
7 GOVERNMENT 344
8 CONGRESS 332
9 BEEN 314
10 AN 312
11 FEDERAL 284
12 US 279
13 PEACE 259
14 AMERICA 258
15 NATION 250
16 YEARS 248
17 THEY 207
18 NATIONS 196
19 PROGRAM 195
20 AMERICAN 193
21 FREE 183
22 ECONOMIC 181
23 STATES 180
24 SHALL 176
25 GREAT 172
26 SECURITY 164
27 NO 160
28 THOSE 160
29 UNITED 153
30 ONLY 152
31 FREEDOM 151
32 MILITARY 151
33 SHOULD 150
34 OWN 147
35 PROGRAMS 147
36 WAS 147
37 NATIONAL 146
38 DEFENSE 138
39 ALSO 137
40 TODAY 134
41 STATE 133
42 SYSTEM 130
43 HELP 129
44 MANY 129
45 EVERY 127
46 STRENGTH 126
47 PROGRESS 120
48 FIRST 119
49 MOST 119
50 ECONOMY 118
Rank Term Frequency
51 SUCH 118
52 ANY 115
53 MADE 115
54 WAR 115
55 PAST 114
56 POWER 110
57 LET 107
58 BECAUSE 106
59 BETTER 105
60 ADMINISTRATION 104
61 FUTURE 103
62 NEED 103
63 PRESIDENT 102
64 BEFORE 101
65 OVER 101
66 DEVELOPMENT 99
67 AMERICANS 97
68 LEGISLATION 97
69 PROBLEMS 96
70 FORCES 95
71 BUDGET 93
72 LAST 93
73 THROUGH 93
74 EFFORT 92
75 ENERGY 92
76 GROWTH 92
77 POLICY 91
78 WERE 91
79 LIFE 90
80 LOCAL 90
81 TOWARD 90
82 BILLION 89
83 MAY 87
84 UNION 87
85 MEET 86
86 RESOURCES 86
87 TAX 86
88 HISTORY 84
89 USE 84
90 AGAINST 83
91 AM 83
92 ACT 81
93 ACTION 81
94 BOTH 81
95 COUNTRY 81
96 EACH 80
97 PRESENT 80
98 RESPONSIBILITY 80
99 NEEDS 79
100 FOREIGN 78

 


The 100 Most Frequent Terms for U.S. State of Union Addresses and Inaugural Addresses (Democratic presidents) (1981-2014)

Rank Term Frequency
1 IS 905
2 ARE 642
3 THEY 563
4 NEW 473
5 AMERICA 460
6 MUST 415
7 US 415
8 WORK 362
9 EVERY 334
10 YEARS 331
11 AMERICAN 328
12 HAS 320
13 AMERICANS 306
14 SHOULD 285
15 WORLD 274
16 CONGRESS 263
17 LET 255
18 AN 248
19 JOBS 248
20 CHILDREN 237
21 NO 227
22 BECAUSE 221
23 HELP 221
24 THOSE 219
25 COUNTRY 213
26 CARE 212
27 LAST 209
28 TONIGHT 209
29 RE (contraction of are) 204
30 GOVERNMENT 193
31 HERE 191
32 NEED 187
33 WAS 185
34 HEALTH 182
35 ALSO 180
36 NATION 179
37 FIRST 175
38 TAX 170
39 VE (contraction of have) 170
40 OVER 166
41 ECONOMY 165
42 MOST 160
43 RIGHT 159
44 ASK 158
45 TODAY 158
46 FAMILIES 156
47 GIVE 156
48 TOGETHER 156
49 BEEN 151
50 SUPPORT 148
Rank Term Frequency
51 SECURITY 144
52 CENTURY 134
53 EDUCATION 126
54 WORKING 125
55 HOME 123
56 BACK 121
57 DOWN 121
58 NEXT 121
59 BUDGET 119
60 FUTURE 119
61 EVEN 116
62 WHY 116
63 MANY 115
64 GOOD 114
65 REFORM 114
66 STATES 114
67 STILL 114
68 MILLION 109
69 ONLY 109
70 SCHOOLS 109
71 TOO 109
72 PRESIDENT 108
73 WHERE 108
74 BUSINESSES 107
75 COMMUNITY 107
76 ENERGY 104
77 CHILD 102
78 OWN 102
79 PLAN 102
80 COLLEGE 101
81 CUT 101
82 DEFICIT 101
83 DON (from the word don’t) 101
84 JOB 101
85 KEEP 100
86 CHANGE 99
87 BEFORE 98
88 BETTER 98
89 RESPONSIBILITY 97
90 AGAIN 96
91 LL (contraction of will) 96
92 CHALLENGE 95
93 NATIONAL 95
94 THANK 95
95 SCHOOL 94
96 WERE 94
97 PARENTS 91
98 BELIEVE 90
99 COMMUNITIES 90
100 LONG 89

 


The 100 Most Frequent Terms for U.S. State of Union Addresses and Inaugural Addresses (Republican Presidents) (1981-2014)

Rank Term Frequency
1 IS 1278
2 ARE 767
3 AMERICA 588
4 MUST 478
5 US 452
6 THEY 402
7 HAS 369
8 WORLD 366
9 NEW 309
10 GOVERNMENT 303
11 AN 291
12 AMERICAN 281
13 FREEDOM 280
14 NATION 242
15 CONGRESS 241
16 YEARS 234
17 AMERICANS 227
18 NO 223
19 HELP 212
20 WORK 208
21 THOSE 207
22 EVERY 206
23 LET 203
24 COUNTRY 199
25 VE (contraction of have) 192
26 TONIGHT 191
27 TAX 187
28 SECURITY 182
29 RE (contraction of are) 174
30 FEDERAL 171
31 FUTURE 171
32 WAS 171
33 BEEN 170
34 BUDGET 166
35 GREAT 164
36 CHILDREN 157
37 FREE 157
38 PEACE 157
39 BECAUSE 153
40 NEED 152
41 ONLY 151
42 TOGETHER 150
43 STATES 147
44 ECONOMY 145
45 MANY 143
46 OVER 142
47 ALSO 139
48 ECONOMIC 137
49 OWN 136
50 GOOD 131
Rank Term Frequency
51 HOPE 131
52 SHOULD 130
53 HERE 121
54 CITIZENS 120
55 UNITED 120
56 SPENDING 118
57 ASK 115
58 HEALTH 115
59 WAR 114
60 LAST 113
61 MOST 112
62 NEVER 112
63 GROWTH 110
64 TODAY 110
65 BEFORE 109
66 DAY 106
67 LIFE 106
68 RIGHT 105
69 JOBS 104
70 PROGRAMS 104
71 NATIONAL 103
72 NEXT 103
73 PRESIDENT 103
74 FIRST 101
75 IRAQ 101
76 BILLION 100
77 PROGRAM 100
78 WELL 100
79 PLAN 99
80 YET 99
81 CONTINUE 98
82 HISTORY 98
83 AGAINST 97
84 BETTER 96
85 STATE 96
86 SUPPORT 96
87 ACT 94
88 UNION 94
89 POWER 93
90 AGAIN 92
91 SYSTEM 91
92 WERE 91
93 WOMEN 89
94 MADE 87
95 SOCIAL 87
96 TERRORISTS 87
97 WHERE 87
98 CARE 86
99 GIVE 86
100 NATIONS 86

 


The 100 Most Frequent Terms for Hong Kong Governors’ Addresses

Rank Term Frequency
111557
2我們2731
32671
42050
52016
61828
71622
81581
91532
101488
11香港1418
121384
131156
141155
15政府1153
16882
17計劃863
18813
19794
20工作793
21777
22776
23765
24757
25693
26方面691
27671
28655
29這些622
30618
31618
32608
33598
34社會591
35服務586
36市民571
37562
38556
39552
40547
41545
42經濟545
43發展538
44問題525
45507
46提供494
47490
48475
49467
50他們467
Rank Term Frequency
51457
52455
53438
54中國434
55必須432
56432
57人士412
58411
59398
60重要392
61可以387
62需要376
63繼續370
64以及367
65366
66建議362
67340
68340
69委員會337
70改善335
71進行335
72使330
73326
74其他325
75322
76議員316
77增加310
78當局308
79294
80287
81有關284
82281
83269
84便268
85不過268
86268
87作出266
88265
89263
90257
91情況252
92未來252
93研究242
94240
95目標238
96教育237
97233
98231
99措施230
100確保230

 


The 100 Most Frequent Terms for Hong Kong Policy Addresses by the Chief Executives

Rank Term Frequency
111412
23112
3我們2745
42515
5香港2321
62259
7政府1968
8發展1628
91483
101398
111303
121259
131219
14經濟1170
151153
161026
17社會984
18953
19945
20服務899
21計劃898
22880
23838
24788
25788
26市民781
27提供774
28758
29727
30719
31教育700
32698
33665
34651
35645
36639
37工作630
38617
39加強591
40585
41方面558
42需要540
43500
44內地497
45487
46研究478
47政策465
48457
49環境453
50市場449
Rank Term Frequency
51441
52人士432
53428
54措施427
55增加423
56以及420
57416
58推動409
59406
60403
61繼續395
62問題395
63特區381
64包括375
65375
66改善372
67364
68364
69合作362
70357
71356
72金融351
73348
74國際340
75支援337
76329
77327
78委員會325
79325
80321
81文化320
82320
83家庭319
84土地319
85積極308
86他們307
87未來304
88同時303
89297
90中心296
91建議295
92有關292
93提升291
94可以289
95企業286
96必須285
97284
98283
99地區282
100資助282

 


The 100 Most Frequent Terms for TW Presidents’ Speeches

Rank Term Frequency
17504
2我們1589
31287
41242
51134
6833
7717
8國家633
9633
10627
11台灣584
12經濟540
13540
14534
15民主533
16525
17509
18508
19485
20468
21臺灣453
22中華民國420
23418
24發展408
25政府408
26社會406
27399
28392
29384
30人民382
31355
32國際351
33347
34328
35中國328
36313
37312
38304
39296
40295
41285
42自由275
43270
44268
45改革267
46世界259
47256
48255
49未來248
50240
Rank Term Frequency
51237
52231
53215
54政治214
55和平209
56207
57207
58推動199
59同胞195
60過去193
61必須192
62190
63189
64187
65歷史186
66大陸184
67184
68努力181
69主義180
70177
71174
72積極174
73共同173
74使173
75今天172
76關係164
77164
78建設160
79156
80文化152
81151
82148
83產業139
84政黨139
85目標136
86合作126
87125
88今年125
89中華125
90成為122
91以及122
92121
93已經121
94120
95基礎119
96應該119
97117
98116
99國人116
100同時116

 


The 100 Most Frequent Terms for P.R.C. Premiers’ Reports on the Work of the Government

Rank Term Frequency
114430
28429
3发展3450
4经济3141
52731
6社会2417
7建设2324
8改革2224
92162
102150
112021
121777
13加强1719
14企业1618
151481
16工作1402
171301
18国家1234
191209
201204
21人民1184
22我们1131
23继续1109
24提高1098
251078
261078
271029
281021
291009
30主义975
31971
32市场945
33政府939
34933
35积极924
36教育914
37制度912
38906
39902
40增长877
41政策876
42推进860
43管理849
44生产845
45836
46832
47技术813
48农村810
49进一步769
50体制761
Rank Term Frequency
51问题757
52促进744
53增加741
54坚持738
55711
56关系708
57稳定701
58加快686
59投资681
60667
61地区663
62基础651
63650
64基本638
65完善630
66农业623
67结构622
68重点622
69中国610
70国际607
71努力604
72方面602
73592
74必须591
75重要590
76财政584
77支持572
78571
79566
80563
81557
82开放549
83扩大544
84文化536
85全面532
86事业531
87530
88527
89调整525
90改善520
91实施511
92510
93502
94服务500
95科技495
96计划494
97群众487
98480
99建立475
100实现470