Software Can Detect Best Sentences for ‘That What She Said’ Jokes
We still don’t know who’s going to be the new boss on ‘The Office‘ but could Michael Scott’s sense of humor be replaced by a computer program?
Chloé Kiddon and Yuriy Brun, two computer scientists at the University of Washington, have developed software that identifies the best sentences to attach the classic amendment “That’s what she said.”
They call their invention Double Entendre via Noun Transfer (or DEviaNT). It works by analyzing each word in the sentence for sexiness potential, flagging words such as “meat” “rod” or “wet.”
The programs is 70 percent accurate in identifying the proper sentences to add a “That’s what she said!” to. (In other words, it’s about as accurate as Michael Scott.)