Talk Ranking: Measures of Difficulty

What are we measuring?

  • Is the content needlessly difficult to read
  • Is the content ‘advanced’ for it’s designated field (this is something someone offered to pay for)


  • Keynotes at a conference vs. masters level classes
  • Continuing education for doctors. vs. TED talks


  • Flesch kincaid (etc)
  • Measure word usage vs others in the category
  • Measure word usage vs. standard usage

Are there papers on this?