TIME researchers present Late-Breaking Work at ACM Human Factors in Computing Systems 2017


TIME researchers Jermain Kaminski, Yibin Jiang, Frank Piller, and Christian Hopp were invited to present late-breaking work at the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. In their extended abstract paper "Do User Entrepreneurs Speak Different? Applying Natural Language Processing to Crowdfunding Videos" , the authors describe how natural language processing can help to identify lead users in crowdfunding videos, and how the use of certain language is predictive for success. The ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) is considered the most prestigious in the field of human–computer interaction and is one of the top ranked conferences in computer science.

The authors were further invited to present their work at the Kickstarter headquarters in New York and recently been selected to participate in a beta testing program at Google Cloud, aiming to expand the analysis to deep learning on a few thousands of startup videos.

The TIME team is very pleased to see that work at the intersection of computer science and economics carries fruits and herewith also addresses the very central idea of the RWTH ICT project house, which the group is part of.