Talk sarcastic to your computer
Sarcasm is using opposite words to point out something in order to draw attention to its ridiculousness. Sarcasm comes natural to us humans, but to machines - this might come as confusing since they are programmed to read and interpret text as is. But with the help of computer scientists from the University of Turin and the Yahoo! company, computers may soon be able to sense sarcasm. With the help of crowd sourcing tool, researchers have asked people to tag social media posts whether they are sarcastic or not. The researchers found that posts with images are usually easier to identify whether the post is sarcastic or not. But text-only statements usually contains linguistic cues that helped identify the sarcasm. Based on their results on the crowd sourcing tool, the researchers wrote a computer algorithm based on the information given. The machine is then allowed to look at new posts and decide whether they were sarcastic. The result shows an 80 to 89 percent accuracy. So what gives? So what if computers detect sarcasm? Well, sarcasm could indicate many things. For one, sarcasm in the internet could be interpreted as hatred or mocking a certain thing. With the help of this technology, marketers may use it to adjust their messages to sell you more things. Also, law enforcement agencies may use it to help distinguish actual threats from those over exaggeration on a topic. The researcher said that improved computer-processing power and large social networks make this type of machine learning possible and scientists says that this technology will help computer understand natural language. Also with this technology, we might be a step closer to a robot that acts more like us humans, great. Want to know more about this awesome device? Follow this Link!
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