Tightening up Joke Structure: Not by Length Alone

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The paper seeks to tighten up the notion of joke structure in the context of the Ontological Semantic Theory of Humor for computational use. The method is testing the prior hypothesis that a minimalist version of a joke, consisting only of the setup and punch line, is the most effective one. A small ‘human computation’ pilot study casts serious doubt on… (More)

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