“LOL what?”: Empirical study of laughter in chat based dialogues
We propose a method for investigation of laughter in incremental text-based dialogues. We report a proof-of concept pilot study which inserts spoof contributions into ongoing text based dialogues. These take the form of additional laughs and laughter clarification requests which appear to come from one’s dialogue partner. This pilot shows that this is a useful way to investigate laughter in dialogue.