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Characterizing Humour: An Exploration of Features in Humorous Texts

Description: This paper investigates the problem of automatic humor recognition, and provides an in-depth analysis of two of the most frequently observed features of humorous text: human-centeredness and negative polarity. Through experiments performed on two collections of humorous texts, the authors show that these properties of verbal humor are consisted across different data sets.
Date: February 2007
Creator: Mihalcea, Rada, 1974- & Pulman, Stephen
Item Type: Paper

TextRank: Bringing Order into Texts

Description: In this paper, the authors introduce TextRank, a graph-based ranking model for text processing, and show how this model can be successfully used in natural language applications.
Date: July 2004
Creator: Mihalcea, Rada, 1974- & Tarau, Paul
Item Type: Paper

Word Alignment for Languages with Scarce Resources

Description: This paper presents the task definition, resources, participating systems, and comparative results for the shared task on word alignment which was organized as part of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) 2005 Workshop on Building and Using Parallel Texts. The shared task included English-Inuktitut, Romanian-English, and English-Hindi sub-tasks, and drew the participation of ten teams from around the world with a total of 50 systems.
Date: June 2005
Creator: Martin, Joel; Mihalcea, Rada, 1974- & Pedersen, Ted
Item Type: Paper

Text Semantic Similarity, with Applications

Description: In this paper, the authors present a knowledge-based method for measuring the semantic-similarity of texts. Through experiments performed on two different applications: (1) paraphrase and entailment identification, and (2) word sense similarity, the authors show that this method outperforms the traditional text similarity metrics based on lexical matching.
Date: September 2005
Creator: Corley, Courtney; Csomai, Andras & Mihalcea, Rada, 1974-
Item Type: Paper