On Sunday, November 28th, 2010, Wikileaks.org began publishing the largest collection of confidential diplomatic cables ever released to the public.
Hidden among the 251,287 leaked secret cables sent by United States Embassies between 1966 and 2010 were 32 cables that used the word "cocky"
These 32 cables are assembled as a group here, for the first time.
"Moscow is getting cocky"
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As the amount of information being archived is increasing at an ever expanding pace, it is critical we employ new methods of ordering this flood of data. In doing so, we can create new opportunities for deriving meaning from the seemingly overwhelming amounts of information. The Wikileaks "Cablegate" release includes over 250,000 diplomatic cables containing over 260 million words. With this work, I am interested in mining the information contained within these leaked diplomatic cables in an effort to search for new interpretations and new ways of understanding the data contained within this release.
COCKY: "Moscow is Getting Cocky"
|CHEEKY: "Cheeky Jihadist Quivers as Sack Fever Grips Gwandu"|
|SUCKER: "We won't be suckers for peace"|
|SLEAZE: "Capitalizing on the apparent sleaze"|