Carolin Kaiser

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Today, online social networks in the World Wide Web become increasingly interactive and networked. Web 2.0 technologies provide a multitude of platforms, such as blogs, wikis, and forums where for example consumers can disseminate data about products and manufacturers. This data provides an abundance of information on personal experiences and opinions which(More)
Today, online communities in the World Wide Web become increasingly interactive and networked. Web 2.0 technologies provide a multitude of platforms, such as blogs, wikis, and forums where for example consumers can disseminate data about products and manufacturers. This data provides an abundance of information on personal experiences and opinions which are(More)
Collective intelligence (CI) is a property of groups that emerges from the coordination and collaboration of members and predicts group performance on a wide range of tasks. Previous studies of CI have been conducted with lab-based groups in the USA. We introduce a new standardized online battery to measure CI and demonstrate consistent emergence of a CI(More)
Web 2.0 platforms give people more power over the way they share information and exchange opinions. The increase in social interactivity leads to the emerging of self-organized communities where members form their opinions via social swarming. This paper introduces a new approach which enables predicting and explaining the process of collective opinion(More)
More and more consumers are relying on online opinions when making purchasing decisions. For this reason, companies must have knowledge of the actual standing of their products on the Web. A warning system for online market research is being proposed which allows the identification of critical situations in online opinion formation. When critical situations(More)
Das Internet wandelt sich zunehmend von einer statischen zu einer interaktiven Plattform. Kundendiskussionen im Web 2.0 stellen für Unternehmen eine reichhaltige Informationsquelle dar. Eine manuelle Analyse des Web 2.0 ist jedoch zeitaufwendig. In diesem Beitrag wird ein Opinion-Mining-Konzept vorgestellt, das durch den Einsatz von Text Mining eine(More)
The Internet contains an increasing number of online forums where consumers exchange product opinions. It is important for companies to know how consumers judge their products and how these opinions are spread by interactions throughout online forums. With this knowledge it is possible to recognize risks and chances. However, classical opinion research is(More)