Paper: Automatic Satire Detection: Are You Having a Laugh?

ACL ID P09-2041
Title Automatic Satire Detection: Are You Having a Laugh?
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Short Paper
Year 2009
Authors

We introduce the novel task of determin- ing whether a newswire article is “true” or satirical. We experiment with SVMs, feature scaling, and a number of lexical and semantic feature types, and achieve promising results over the task.