Clues for detecting irony in user-generated contents: oh...!! it's "so easy" ;-)

@inproceedings{Carvalho2009CluesFD,
  title={Clues for detecting irony in user-generated contents: oh...!! it's "so easy" ;-)},
  author={Paula Carvalho and Lu{\'i}s Sarmento and M{\'a}rio J. Silva and Eug{\'e}nio de Oliveira},
  booktitle={CIKM 2009},
  year={2009}
}
We investigate the accuracy of a set of surface patterns in identifying ironic sentences in comments submitted by users to an on-line newspaper. The initial focus is on identifying irony in sentences containing positive predicates since these sentences are more exposed to irony, making their true polarity harder to recognize. We show that it is possible to find ironic sentences with relatively high precision (from 45% to 85%) by exploring certain oral or gestural clues in user comments, such as… CONTINUE READING

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