Ciron: a New Benchmark Dataset for Chinese Irony Detection

Rong Xiang, Xuefeng Gao, Yunfei Long, Anran Li, Emmanuele Chersoni, Qin Lu, Chu-ren Huang

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Automatic Chinese irony detection is a challenging task, and it has a strong impact on linguistic research. However, Chinese irony detection often lacks labeled benchmark datasets. In this paper, we introduce Ciron, the first Chinese
benchmark dataset available for irony detection for machine learning models. Ciron includes more than 8.7K posts, collected from Weibo, a micro blogging platform. Most importantly, Ciron is collected with no pre-conditions to ensure a much wider coverage. Evaluation on seven different machine learning classifiers proves the usefulness of Ciron as an important resource for Chinese irony detection.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 12th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference
PublisherEuropean Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Publication statusPublished - May 2020


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