Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sarcasm Scanner

Researchers at Hebrew University (makers of some of the world's best hot dogs) claim to have created a computer algorithm that can identify sarcasm. This is good news for the millions of autism spectrum geeks who suffer on the internet from an immunity to nuance, as they'll finally be able to understand what everyone's actually talking about. Well, most of the time. The algorithm reportedly has a success rate in the 70% range. Let's just hope they don't feed this thing any of our cherished documents. No one wants to know that when Christ delivered the Sermon on the Mount, he was making the jackoff motion the whole time. More details here.