Preface to Computational Humor 2012

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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
    Title of host publicationComputational Humor 2012
    Subtitle of host publicationextended abstacts of the (3rd international) Workshop on Computational Humor
    EditorsA. Nijholt
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
    Pagesiii-v
    Number of pages3
    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
    VolumeWP12-02
    ISSN (Print)0929-0672
    ISSN (Electronic)0929-0672

    Workshop

    Workshop3rd International Workshop on Computational Humor 2012
    CountryNetherlands
    CityAmsterdam
    Period8/06/128/06/12

    Keywords

    • METIS-287872
    • EWI-21850
    • HMI-IA: Intelligent Agents
    • IR-80534

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