Computational humor researches and applications
JOURNAL OF SHANDONG UNIVERSITY(NATURAL SCIENCE). 2016, 51(7):
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Humor, as a special phenomenon of human communications, can warm up the atmosphere and eliminate embarrassment. In recent years, with the research development of artificial intelligence, research area related to how to model humorous expression using computers becomes a hot topic in natural language processing tasks, and evolves to become a new subject, called computational humor. Computational humor aims to recognize and interpret humorous expressions in context using natural language processing technologies, and construct humor based computational models. In this article, we firstly introduce the backgrounds of computational humor research and detail the reasons for which humor can be modeled using computers. After that, we review related research in two lines, humor recognition and humor generation, and give the computational procedure of them respectively. Finally, we introduce some applications of humor computing in different tasks, including chatting robots, machine translation, children teaching software and English teaching. Overall, we review the recent research work in the area of humor computing to motivate new ideas and broaden horizons for further research in this area, which can help computers understand the natural language of humans, and promote the development of artificial intelligence.