Expressão e reconhecimento de ironia mos medias sociais multiculturais (EXPRESS)

Type: National Project

Duration: from 2015 Jul 01 to 2016 Dec 31

Financed by: FCT

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

The research carried out by EXPRESS will allow the production of: (i) A thorough and innovative study on the expression of irony in text, taking into consideration different dimensions, namely: syntax, semantics, discourse, pragmatic context,domain and language. (ii) A set of validated linguistic resources, namely fine-grained annotated corpora in Portuguese and in English describing irony. (iii) Automated methods for irony detection, namely machine learning models, sensitive to target, domain and language. We believe that this project will help understanding the aspects related to the expression and recognition of irony in social media, both in Portuguese and in English, and will advance the state of the art in irony detection, in particular, and in subjective language processing (e.g sentiment analysis and opinion mining tasks) in general.


  • INESC-ID (Other)
  • University of Texas at Austin (University) - Austin, TX, USA

Principal Investigators