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Table Of Contents

1 Introduction
2 Background
2.1 Theories of Humor
2.1.1 Incongruity-Resolution Theory
2.1.2 Script-based Semantic Theory of Humor
2.1.3 General Theory of Verbal Humor
2.1.4 Veatch’s Theory of Humor
2.2 Wordplay Jokes
2.3 Structure of Jokes
2.3.1 Structural Ambiguity in Jokes
2.3.1.1 Plural and Non-Count Nouns as Ambiguity Enablers
2.3.1.2 Conjunctions as Ambiguity Enablers
2.3.1.3 Construction “A Little” as Ambiguity Enabler
2.3.2 The Structure of Punchline
2.4 Computational Humor
2.4.1 LIBJOG
2.4.2 JAPE
2.4.4 WISCRAIC
2.4.5 Ynperfect Pun Selector
2.4.6 HAHAcronym
2.4.7 MSG
2.4.8 Tom Swifties
2.4.9 Jester
2.4.10 Applications in Japanese
3 Statistical Measures in Language Processing
3.1 N-grams
3.2 Distant N-grams
4 Possible Methods for Joke Recognition
4.1 Simple Statistical Method
4.2 Punchline Detector
4.3 Restricted Context
5 Experimental Design
6 Generation of Wordplay Sequences
7 Wordplay Recognition
8 Joke Recognition
9.1 First Approach
9.2 Second Approach
9.3 Third Approach
9.4 Fourth Approach
9.5 Fifth Approach
10 Experimentation and Analysis
10.1 Training Set
10.2 Alternative Training Set Data Test
10.3 General Joke Testing
10.3.1 Jokes in the Test Set with Wordplay in the Beginning of Punchline
10.3.2 Jokes in the Test Set with Wordplay in the Middle of a Punchline
10.4 Testing Non-Jokes
11 Summary
12 Possible Extensions
13 Conclusion
Bibliography
Appendix A: Training texts
Appendix B: Jokes Used in the Training Set
Appendix C: Jokes Used in the Test Set
A.C
Catch
Sheby
Yah
Elsie
Annie
Dots
Appendix D: KK Recognizer Algorithm Description
Appendix F: Cost Table developed by Christian Hemplemann
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Knock Knock Jokes

Knock Knock Jokes

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