Paper: HAHAcronym: A Computational Humor System

ACL ID P05-3029
Title HAHAcronym: A Computational Humor System
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2005

Computational humor will be needed in interfaces, no less than other cognitive capabilities. There are many practi- cal settings where computational humor will add value. Among them there are: business world applications (such as ad- vertisement, e-commerce, etc.), general computer-mediated communication and human-computer interaction, increase in the friendliness of natural language inter- faces, educational and edutainment sys- tems. In particular in the educational eld it is an important resource for get- ting selective attention, help in memoriz- ing names and situations etc. And we all know how well it works with children. Automated humor production in general is a very dif cult task but we wanted to prove that some results can be achieved even in short time. We have worked at a concr...