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Sense-annotated English Puns

This dataset was used in SemEval-2017 Task 7: Detection and Interpretation of English Puns. It consists of 2250 English one-liners, of which 1607 contain a single homographic pun, and a further 1780 English one-liners, of which 1271 contain a single heterographic pun. The puns are annotated with their WordNet 3.1 senses.


You can download an archive containing the trial and test data, scoring software, and raw results.

Citing this dataset

If you use this dataset in your own work, please cite the following paper:

Tristan Miller, Christian F. Hempelmann, and Iryna Gurevych. “SemEval-2017 Task 7: Detection and interpretation of English puns.” In Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval-2017), pages 59–69, August 2017. ISBN 978-1-945626-00-5.