Automatic disambiguation of English puns

  title={Automatic disambiguation of English puns},
  author={Tristan Miller and Iryna Gurevych},
  • Tristan Miller, Iryna Gurevych
  • Published in ACL 2015
  • Computer Science
  • Traditional approaches to word sense disambiguation (WSD) rest on the assumption that there exists a single, unambiguous communicative intention underlying every word in a document. However, writers sometimes intend for a word to be interpreted as simultaneously carrying multiple distinct meanings. This deliberate use of lexical ambiguity---i.e., punning---is a particularly common source of humour. In this paper we describe how traditional, language-agnostic WSD approaches can be adapted to… CONTINUE READING
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