IronyMagnet at SemEval-2018 Task 3: A Siamese network for Irony detection in Social media

Aniruddha Ghosh, Tony Veale


Abstract
This paper describes our system, entitled IronyMagnet, for the 3rd Task of the SemEval 2018 workshop, “Irony Detection in English Tweets”. In Task 1, irony classification task has been considered as a binary classification task. Now for the first time, finer categories of irony are considered as part of a shared task. In task 2, three types of irony are considered; “Irony by contrast” - ironic instances where evaluative expression portrays inverse polarity (positive, negative) of the literal proposition; “Situational irony” - ironic instances where output of a situation do not comply with its expectation; “Other verbal irony” - instances where ironic intent does not rely on polarity contrast or unexpected outcome. We proposed a Siamese neural network for irony detection, which is consisted of two subnetworks, each containing a long short term memory layer(LSTM) and an embedding layer initialized with vectors from Glove word embedding 1 . The system achieved a f-score of 0.72, and 0.50 in task 1, and task 2 respectively.
Anthology ID:
S18-1093
Volume:
Proceedings of The 12th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation
Month:
June
Year:
2018
Address:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Venue:
*SEMEVAL
SIGs:
SIGLEX | SIGSEM
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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570–575
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https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/S18-1093
DOI:
10.18653/v1/S18-1093
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