Computational Mechanisms for Pun Generation

Graeme D Ritchie

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Computer pun-generators have so far relied on arbitrary semantic content, not linked to the immediate context. The mechanisms used, although tractable,
may be of limited applicability. Integrating puns into normal text may involve complex search.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th European Natural Language Generation Workshop
EditorsGraham Wilcock, Kristiina Jokinen, Chris Mellish, Ehud Reiter
Place of PublicationMorristown, NJ, USA
PublisherACL Anthology
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Bibliographical note

Proceedings of the 10th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation
(ENLG-05), Aberdeen, Scotland, 8-10 August 2005


  • puns
  • computational humour, generation algorithms

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