Training Computers To Detect Sarcasm

Training Computers To Detect Sarcasm

An Israeli research team is working on improving how computers understand subtle forms of communication.

Dan Gould
  • 18 may 2010

A new algorithm that can recognize sarcasm may help improve the subtler aspects of human-computer interactions.  An Israli research team built the algorithm by scanning 66,000 Amazon reviews and manually tagging sentences which contained instances of sarcasm. After identifying patterns, and classifying them into different sarcastic classes, the group set out to train the computer

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