The ‘That’s What She Said’ Joke-Making Computer Program Could Replace Michael Scott

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They then evaluated nouns, adjectives and verbs with a “sexiness” function to determine whether a sentence is a potential TWSS [That’s What She Said]. Examples of nouns with a high sexiness function are “rod” and “meat”, while raunchy adjectives are “hot” and “wet”. Their automated system, known as Double Entendre via Noun Transfer, or DEviaNT, rates sentences for their TWSS potential by looking for particular elements such as nouns that can be interpreted in multiple ways. The researchers trained DEviaNT by gathering jokes from twssstories.com and non-TWSS text from sites such as wikiquote.org.