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A Large Self-Annotated Corpus for Sarcasm

Abstract · Apr 19, 2017 02:01 ·

statements annotated wallace sarcasm sarcastic balanced corpus unbalanced cs-cl cs-ai cs-lg

Arxiv Abstract

  • Mikhail Khodak
  • Nikunj Saunshi
  • Kiran Vodrahalli

We introduce the Self-Annotated Reddit Corpus (SARC), a large corpus for sarcasm research and for training and evaluating systems for sarcasm detection. The corpus has 1.3 million sarcastic statements – 10 times more than any previous dataset – and many times more instances of non-sarcastic statements, allowing for learning in regimes of both balanced and unbalanced labels. Each statement is furthermore self-annotated – sarcasm is labeled by the author and not an independent annotator – and provided with user, topic, and conversation context. We evaluate the corpus for accuracy, compare it to previous related corpora, and provide baselines for the task of sarcasm detection.

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