Thursday, 9 January 2014

There is a formula for best-selling books!

And City of Blaze came out top! Oh, alright then, my book isn't mentioned. But would I like to run it through their algorithms?! 

Researchers from Stony Brook University in New York have published a paper (via the Association of Computational Linguistics), showing that a novel can be predicted as successful with 84% accuracy. Pretty cool, eh?

“Predicting the success of literary works poses a massive dilemma for publishers and aspiring writers alike,” said Assistant Professor Yejin Choi.


The paper is here:

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