A Unified Theory of Irony and Its Computational Formalization

  title={A Unified Theory of Irony and Its Computational Formalization},
  author={A. Utsumi},
  • A. Utsumi
  • Published in COLING 1996
  • Computer Science
This paper presents a unified theory of verbal irony for developing a computational model of irony. The theory claims that an ironic utterance implicitly communicates the fact that its utterance situation is surrounded by ironic environment which has three properties, but hearers can assume an utterance to be ironic even when they recognize that it implicitly communicates only two of the three properties. Implicit communication of three properties is accomplished in such a way that an utterance… Expand
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