TakeLab at SemEval-2017 Task 6: #RankingHumorIn4Pages
Marin Kukovačec | Juraj Malenica | Ivan Mršić | Antonio Šajatović | Domagoj Alagić | Jan Šnajder
Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval-2017)
This paper describes our system for humor ranking in tweets within the SemEval 2017 Task 6: #HashtagWars (6A and 6B). For both subtasks, we use an off-the-shelf gradient boosting model built on a rich set of features, handcrafted to provide the model with the external knowledge needed to better predict the humor in the text. The features capture various cultural references and specific humor patterns. Our system ranked 2nd (officially 7th) among 10 submissions on the Subtask A and 2nd among 9 submissions on the Subtask B.