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Journal of No. 118

May 19th, 2010

I don't even know anymore @ 09:29 am

If you're having difficulty determining whether you (or anyone else) is being sarcastic, technology to the rescue!

"In tests on 66,000 product reviews posted on the Amazon shopping website, the algorithm had an impressive 77 per cent success rate in picking out sarcastic comments..."
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Date:May 19th, 2010 05:10 pm (UTC)
Oh *sure* it did.
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Date:May 19th, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
Can we get this as an app on iPhone/Android/etc as an augmented reality function. I know a few people who really need it...
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Date:May 19th, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, this is brilliant. Thank you for posting!
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Date:May 20th, 2010 12:41 am (UTC)
Very neat.

But with a massive caveat.

recognise sarcasm in lengthy texts

Wonder if the hints generated work on smaller passages.


I just thought of something. If you can see what books Amazon users liked, and can get a usual 'sarcasm' quotient, you could find what books tended to correlate with sarcastic users. I'd love to have a list of favorite books of the sarcastic - I could make a fortune selling the books at hipster clubs. ;p

Journal of No. 118