Paper: A Complete and Modestly Funny System for Generating and Performing Japanese Stand-Up Comedy

ACL ID C08-2028
Title A Complete and Modestly Funny System for Generating and Performing Japanese Stand-Up Comedy
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Poster Session
Year 2008
Authors

We present a complete system that gen- erates Japanese stand-up comedy. Differ- ent modules generating different types of jokes are tied together into a performance where all jokes are connected in some way to the other jokes. The script is converted to speech and two robots perform the com- edy routine. Evaluations show that the per- formances are perceived as funny by many, almost half the evaluation scores for the to- tal impression were 4 or 5 (top score).