Paper: Automatic Humor Classification on Twitter

ACL ID N12-2012
Title Automatic Humor Classification on Twitter
Venue Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Session Student Session
Year 2012

Much has been written about humor and even sarcasm automatic recognition on Twitter. The task of classifying humorous tweets accord- ing to the type of humor has not been con- fronted so far, as far as we know. This re- search is aimed at applying classification and other NLP algorithms to the challenging task of automatically identifying the type and topic of humorous messages on Twitter. To achieve this goal, we will extend the related work sur- veyed hereinafter, adding different types of humor and characteristics to distinguish be- tween them, including stylistic, syntactic, se- mantic and pragmatic ones. We will keep in mind the complex nature of the task at hand, which emanates from the informal language applied in tweets and variety of humor types and styles. These tend to be remark...