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Computational Humour: Utilizing Cross-Reference Ambiguity for Conversational Jokes

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Computational Humour: Utilizing Cross-Reference Ambiguity for Conversational Jokes
This paper presents a computer implementation that utilizes cross-reference ambiguity in utterances for simple conversational jokes. The approach is based on the SSTH. Using a simple script representation, it is shown that cross-reference ambiguities always satisfy the SSTH requirement for script overlap. To determine whether script opposition is present, we introduce a method that compares the concepts involved based on their semantic properties. When a given cross-reference ambiguity results in script opposition it is possible to generate a punchline based on this ambiguity. As a result of the low performance of the anaphora resolution algorithm and the data sparseness in ConceptNet the application performs moderately, but it does provide future prospects in generating conversational humour.
Hans Wim Tinholt, Anton Nijholt
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where WILF
Authors Hans Wim Tinholt, Anton Nijholt
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