Chapter

AI 2008: Advances in Artificial Intelligence

Volume 5360 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 214-225

Humor Prevails! - Implementing a Joke Generator into a Conversational System

  • Pawel DybalaAffiliated withGraduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University
  • , Michal PtaszynskiAffiliated withGraduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University
  • , Shinsuke HiguchiAffiliated withGraduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University
  • , Rafal RzepkaAffiliated withGraduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University
  • , Kenji ArakiAffiliated withGraduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University

* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.

Get Access

Abstract

This paper contains the results of evaluation experiments conducted to investigate if implementation of a pun generator into a non-task oriented talking system improves the latter’s performance. We constructed a simple joking conversational system and conducted one user evaluation experiment and two third person evaluation experiments. The results showed that humor does have a positive influence on the dialogue between humans and computers. The implications of this fact and problems that occurred during the research are discussed. We also propose how they can be solved in the future.

Keywords

natural language processing humor jokes Japanese puns pun generator non-task oriented conversational system