2012 年 11 巻 2 号 p. 265-272
In this paper, we propose an automatic manzai-dialogue creating system. Manzai is performed mainly by a pair of two comedians. One (called boke) says strange things in a funny way and the other (called tsukkomi) corrects them. This is how they can make their audience laugh. In the proposed system, first, a sentence in a text is changed to a sentence having strange meaning. Then the proposed system produces a sentence which points out the mistakes and sometimes corrects it in a funny way. Tsukkomi does not only correct the mistakes but also compares them to something (called tatoe tsukkomi). By repeating this kind of processing, the proposed system can change a text to a manzai script. MeCab, Japanese language morphological analyzer and Japanese Google N-grams are employed to choose the candidate words considering word similarity and phonological similarity. We conducted experiments to evaluate the proposed system and confirmed the effectiveness of the proposed automatic manzai-dialogue creating system.