Automatic Detection of Irony and Humour in Twitter

author: Francesco Barbieri, Department of Information and Communication Technologies, Pompeu Fabra University
published: Aug. 8, 2014,   recorded: June 2014,   views: 2208


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Irony and humour are just two of many forms of figurative language. Approaches to identify in vast volumes of data such as the internet humorous or ironic statements is important not only from a theoretical viewpoint but also for their potential applicability in social networks or human- computer interactive systems. In this study we investigate the automatic detection of irony and humour in social networks such as Twitter casting it as a classification problem. We propose a rich set of features for text interpretation and representation to train classification procedures. In cross-domain classification experiments our model achieves and improves state-of-the-art performance.

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