Let's be Humorous: Knowledge Enhanced Humor Generation

Hang Zhang, Dayiheng Liu, Jiancheng Lv, Cheng Luo

The generation of humor is an under-explored and challenging problem. Previous works mainly utilize templates or replace phrases to generate humor. However, few works focus on freer forms and the background knowledge of humor. The linguistic theory of humor defines the structure of a humor sentence as set-up and punchline. In this paper, we explore how to generate a punchline given the set-up with the relevant knowledge. We propose a framework that can fuse the knowledge to end-to-end models. To our knowledge, this is the first attempt to generate punchlines with knowledge enhanced model. Furthermore, we create the first humor-knowledge dataset. The experimental results demonstrate that our method can make use of knowledge to generate fluent, funny punchlines, which outperforms several baselines.

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