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Title:How Does TED Talk? A Preliminary Analysis
Author(s):Tsou, Andrew; Demarest, Bradford; Sugimoto, Cassidy R.
Subject(s):communication studies
natural language processing
text/data/knowledge mining
Abstract:TED Talks is one of the leading science communication initiatives in the digital age. Although previous work has analyzed the demographics of speakers & audience reaction to TED Talks, there is a dearth of research into the actual content of these talks. The transcripts for TED videos were downloaded from the official TED website and analyzed as to word use by different speaker classes (male academics, female academics, male non-academics, and female non-academics). The two subpopulations (males vs. females; academics vs. non-academics) exhibited marked differences in the words that they used during their talks, which may indicate different sentiments, topical preoccupations, and goals for the presentation. Gender was an important variable throughout the study, indicating an issue worthy of further investigation.
Issue Date:2015-03-15
Series/Report:iConference 2015 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2015 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-03-24

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