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Emotion and Semantic Analysis

Trump vs. Obama - comparison

10.03.2017

Obama’s dominant emotion is joy with the second prevailing one being contempt, which occurs twice as seldom as the first emotion.

Two equally often appearing Trump’s emotions are sadness and anger.

Trump’s speech is shorter and more emotional (35% of emotional expression intensity) comprising a wider range of topics (21) with more aggression (5 topics with a larger degree of negative semantics).

Obama’s speech is more reserved (17% of emotional expression intensity), comprises fewer topics, is delivered in a more meaningful way (14 topics) with more references to positive topics (only 2 topics can be marked as negative; the advantage of positive semantics with regard to all other topics is quite significant).

The show on North America’s political stage seems to be changing its genre.