What is it about?

We provide a comprehensive survey of algorithms for the detection of figurative language in social networks spanning sarcasm, irony, metaphor, simile, hyperbole, humor, and satire.

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Why is it important?

Identifying figurative language is important to understand the underlying sentiment for social media posts, e.g., for Tweets.


The survey puts in one place the current state-of-the-art in figurative language detection.

Mohammed Zaki
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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This page is a summary of: A Survey of Figurative Language and Its Computational Detection in Online Social Networks, ACM Transactions on the Web, February 2020, ACM (Association for Computing Machinery),
DOI: 10.1145/3375547.
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