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Any programming techniques allowed, but system does need to be able to run off line

Academic Background (Algodan, 2011):
  • Ritchie, Binsted – linguistic analysis of jokes [2004] – punning riddle [Binsted and Ritchie, 1994] – e.g.: “What do you call a murderer with fibre? A cereal killer.
  • Stock, Strapparava – large scale lexical resources, semantic relations, creative variations – funny acronyms [2003] – e.g.: “MIT = Mythical Institute of Theology
  • Nijholt, Tinholt – humorous agents: interaction, appropriatedness, humorous acts – anaphorical puns [2004] – e.g.: “Mary asked Susan a question, and she gave the answer” “Did Mary give the answer?”

Lots of good material here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computational_humor

Very interesting site here: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/jokingcomputer/

Interesting approach here:



Computer Puns

posted Oct 8, 2011, 2:27 PM by Sam Joseph   [ updated Nov 25, 2011, 1:33 AM ]

Is Ritchie & Binsted's approach to computer punning still state of the art?

Why offline?

posted Feb 8, 2011, 8:53 PM by Sam Joseph   [ updated Dec 18, 2011, 7:41 AM ]

regarding running offline, that's partly to avoid mechanical turk approaches, i.e. a human being making up the jokes and sending them back over an internet connection - the Loebner Prize has a similar format for the same reason

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