Paper: That's What She Said: Double Entendre Identification

ACL ID P11-2016
Title That's What She Said: Double Entendre Identification
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2011
Authors

Humor identification is a hard natural lan- guage understanding problem. We identify a subproblem — the “that’s what she said” problem — with two distinguishing character- istics: (1) use of nouns that are euphemisms for sexually explicit nouns and (2) structure common in the erotic domain. We address this problem in a classification approach that includes features that model those two char- acteristics. Experiments on web data demon- strate that our approach improves precision by 12% over baseline techniques that use only word-based features.