Computational Humor 2012: extended abstacts of the (3rd international) Workshop on Computational Humor

Anton Nijholt (Editor)

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    Abstract

    Like its predecessors in 1996 (University of Twente, the Netherlands) and 2002 (ITC-irst, Trento, Italy), this Third International Workshop on Computational Humor (IWCH 2012) focusses on the possibility to find algorithms that allow understanding and generation of humor. There is the general aim of modeling humor, and if we can do that, it will provide us with lots of information about our cognitive abilities in general, such as reasoning, remembering, understanding situations, and understanding conversational partners. But it also provides us with information about being creative, making associations, storytelling and language use. Many more subtleties in face-to-face and multiparty interaction can be added, such as using humor to persuade and dominate, to soften or avoid a face threatening act, to ease a tense situation or to establish a friendly or romantic relationship. One issue to consider is: when is a humorous act appropriate?
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
    Number of pages41
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2012
    Event3rd International Workshop on Computational Humor 2012 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Duration: 8 Jun 20128 Jun 2012

    Publication series

    NameCTIT Workshop Proceedings
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology, University of Twente
    No.WP12-02
    ISSN (Print)0929-0672
    ISSN (Electronic)0929-0672

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    Keywords

    • EWI-21851
    • HMI-IA: Intelligent Agents
    • METIS-287873
    • IR-80535
    • Humor
    • Video games
    • humor models
    • humor theory

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    Nijholt, A. (Ed.) (2012). Computational Humor 2012: extended abstacts of the (3rd international) Workshop on Computational Humor. (CTIT Workshop Proceedings; No. WP12-02). Enschede: Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT).