N-Hance at SemEval-2017 Task 7: A Computational Approach using Word Association for Puns

Özge Sevgili, Nima Ghotbi, Selma Tekir


Abstract
This paper presents a system developed for SemEval-2017 Task 7, Detection and Interpretation of English Puns consisting of three subtasks; pun detection, pun location, and pun interpretation, respectively. The system stands on recognizing a distinctive word which has a high association with the pun in the given sentence. The intended humorous meaning of pun is identified through the use of this word. Our official results confirm the potential of this approach.
Anthology ID:
S17-2074
Volume:
Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval-2017)
Month:
August
Year:
2017
Address:
Vancouver, Canada
Venue:
*SEMEVAL
SIGs:
SIGLEX | SIGSEM
Publisher:
Association for Computational Linguistics
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Pages:
436–439
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URL:
https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/S17-2074
DOI:
10.18653/v1/S17-2074
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