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Preliminary study 1: Complexity

In the first preliminary study of SIRUP we tried to identify indicators that predict the perceived complexity of a television program. During this project we work with broadcasting data from BBC’s ViSTA-TV project. Based on the available data from this project and the work of Daniel E. Berlyne, we identified three possible indicators for complexity (see Figure 1):

  • Number of credits (people involved in the production of a program)
  • Number of actors
  • Number of categories (amount of formats and genres of a program)

Figure 1. Testing the selected indicators for complexity

SIRUP Preliminary study 1, Complexity - Indicator testing

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