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Applications of Fuzzy Sets Theory

Volume 4578 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 464-468

Some Experiments in Humour Recognition Using the Italian Wikiquote Collection

  • Davide BuscaldiAffiliated withDpto. de Sistemas Informáticos y Computación (DSIC), Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
  • , Paolo RossoAffiliated withDpto. de Sistemas Informáticos y Computación (DSIC), Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

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Abstract

In this paper we present some results obtained in humour classification over a corpus of Italian quotations manually extracted and tagged from the Wikiquote project. The experiments were carried out using both a multinomial Naïve Bayes classifier and a Support Vector Machine (SVM). The considered features range from single words to n-grams and sentence length. The obtained results show that it is possible to identify the funny quotes even with the simplest features (bag of words); the bayesian classifier performed better than the SVM. However, the size of the corpus size is too small to support definitive assertions.