COMPUTATIONAL PUN-DERSTANDING: TOWARDS THE COMPUTER-ASSISTED TRANSLATION OF HUMOROUS WORDPLAY


Dr. Tristan Miller,
Oesterreichisches Forschungsinstitut fuer Artificial Intelligence(OFAI):

The translation of wordplay is one of the most extensively researched
problems in translation studies, but it has attracted little attention
in the fields of natural language processing and machine translation.
This is because today’s language technologies treat anomalies and
ambiguities in the input as things that must be resolved in favour of a
single “correct” interpretation, rather than preserved and interpreted
in their own right. But if computers cannot yet process creative
language on their own, can they at least provide specialized support to
translation professionals? In this talk, I survey the state of the art
in computational processing of humorous wordplay and put forth a vision
of how existing solutions could be adapted and extended to support
interactive, computer-assisted translation.

Time: Tuesday, 7th of May 2019, 6:30 p.m. sharp

Location: Oesterreichisches Forschungsinstitut
fuer Artificial Intelligence, OFAI
Freyung 6, Stiege 6, 1010 Wien

OESTERREICHISCHES FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT
FUER ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Univ.-Prof. Ing. Dr. Robert Trappl