Distinguishing between irony and sarcasm in social media texts: Linguistic observations

Maria Khokhlova, Viviana Patti, Paolo Rosso

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Abstract

Automatic detection of figurative constructions used in texts can be quite a tricky task. In order to make it possible for a program to detect such constructions in a text it is necessary to understand what principles underlie sarcastic and ironic utterances and thus can be used for their identification. The paper deals with the linguistic differentiation between irony and sarcasm based on the analysis of tweets. We discuss the linguistic peculiarities of eight corpora marked with #irony and #sarcasm hash tags.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International FRUCT Conference on Intelligence, Social Media and Web, ISMW FRUCT 2016
EditorsTatiana Tyutina, Sergey Balandin
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages17-22.
ISBN (Electronic)9789526839769
DOIs
StatePublished - 5 Oct 2016
Event2016 International FRUCT Conference on Intelligence, Social Media and Web - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 28 Aug 20164 Sep 2016

Conference

Conference2016 International FRUCT Conference on Intelligence, Social Media and Web
Abbreviated titleISMW FRUCT 2016
CountryRussian Federation
CitySaint-Petersburg
Period28/08/164/09/16

Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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