SASI Sarcasm Recognition A Really Useful Invention
The SASI Semi-supervised Algorithm for Sarcasm Identification is a really useful invention developed by very serious Israeli researchers. They started by scanning Amazon product reviews (natch), and defined sarcastic patterns.
The efficiency of their sarcasm detector is about 77 percent, which is very good for an automated system. I'm now reviewing my soto voce comments while using practically every speech recognition engine when calling customer service, and thinking that they might finally start to get it.
Those who watch the Simpsons recognize this idea.
(Sarcasm detector from The Simpsons)
Star Trek: The Next Generation's Commander Data made use of an emotion chip to actually feel emotions himself, which helped him understand his human coworkers and friends. Given the behavior of his colleagues, a SASI-style sarcasm algorithm would have been helpful.
(Geordi and Data regard the emotion chp)
Would 2001: A Space Odyssey have turned out differently if HAL 9000 had been able to understand sarcasm? How?
See also this article on sentiment analysis.
Scroll down for more stories in the same category. (Story submitted 5/18/2010)
Follow this kind of news @Technovelgy.
| Email | RSS | Blog It | Stumble | del.icio.us | Digg | Reddit |
you like to contribute a story tip?
Get the URL of the story, and the related sf author, and add
Comment/Join discussion ( 1 )
Related News Stories -
Law Firms To Undergo 'Structural Collapse' Due Artificially Intelligent Systems
'I want my lawyer program.'- David Brin, 1990.
Scheherazade, An Open Story Generator
'How can you compete with an IBM heavy-duty logomatic analogue?'- JG Ballard, 1971.
Should You Put Your Virtual Assistants In Your Will?
'The most important was the design of the Personal Interest Profile.'- Arthur C. Clarke, 1978.
Visual Speech Recognition - When Will HAL Read Lips For Real?
Will computers be able to read lips?
Technovelgy (that's tech-novel-gee!)
is devoted to the creative science inventions and ideas of sf authors. Look for
the Invention Category that interests
you, the Glossary, the Invention
Timeline, or see what's New.
DJI Phantom Drone Now With GPS Blocking
'Workarounds were illegal and the fines were expensive...'
OMOTE Face Hackers At Work Video
'...a video-manicuring program came on line.'
Vroom! Your Car Or Truck's Engine Noise Might Be Fake
'... a sound tape to supply the noise'
Care-O-Bot 4 Personal Service Robot
'Beside her moved a gleaming robant...'
Skin Wearable Harvests Power With Triboelectric Effect
'He had tightened the chest to gain maximum pumping action...'
EDSAP Wearable Stroke Detection
'His Altec cephalochromoscope, around which he had built the pleasure part of his schedule...'
Brand Killer Helmet Blocks Real-Life Ads
'Some merely held the holos [ads] at arm's length.'
In Vivo Micromotors Powered By Stomach Acid
First in vivo study of artificial micromotors.
Synthetic 'Squid Skin' For Camouflage On The Way
'The small, chameleon-clad figures continued to advance.'
3D Printer 'Teleports' Objects Like Simak's Way Stations
'An entirely new being but exactly like the old one'
Laser Etching Makes Metal Super-Hydrophobic
'The water flowed off those walls without binding tension.'
Patient Walks Out With Fully Artificial Heart
'The throb of the robot pump gave him confidence...'
Radisens' Gemini Instant Blood Tests
An amazing lab-on-a-panel.
Nonhuman Artist Collective Keeps Robot Artist Earnings Until Legal
Pay the artists!
Argentine Orangutan Receives Basic Human Rights
'They wouldn't dare let the Fuzzies be proven sapient...'
Elon Musk, Google To Extend Internet Into Earth Orbit, Then Mars
'This was the center of Interplanetary Communications.'
More SF in the News Stories
More Beyond Technovelgy science news stories