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Humor: Prosody analysis and automatic recognition for F * R * i * e * N * D * S *

Purandare, A and Litman, D (2006) Humor: Prosody analysis and automatic recognition for F * R * i * e * N * D * S *. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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We analyze humorous spoken conversations from a classic comedy television show, FRIENDS, by examining acousticprosodic and linguistic features and their utility in automatic humor recognition. Using a simple annotation scheme, we automatically label speaker turns in our corpus that are followed by laughs as humorous and the rest as non-humorous. Our humor-prosody analysis reveals significant differences in prosodic characteristics (such as pitch, tempo, energy etc.) of humorous and non-humorous speech, even when accounted for the gender and speaker differences. Humor recognition was carried out using standard supervised learning classifiers, and shows promising results significantly above the baseline. © 2006 Association for Computational Linguistics.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Status: Published
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Purandare, A
Litman, Ddlitman@pitt.eduDLITMAN
Centers: University Centers > Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC)
Date: 1 December 2006
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: COLING/ACL 2006 - EMNLP 2006: 2006 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, Proceedings of the Conference
Page Range: 208 - 215
Event Type: Conference
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Computer Science
Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Intelligent Systems
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 1932432736, 9781932432732
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2015 15:06
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 15:59


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