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Argumentation Mining on the Web from Information Seeking Perspective

Habernal, Ivan and Eckle-Kohler, Judith and Gurevych, Iryna
Cabrio, Elena and Villata, Serena and Wyner, Adam (eds.) (2014):
Argumentation Mining on the Web from Information Seeking Perspective.
In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Frontiers and Connections between Argumentation Theory and Natural Language Processing, CEUR-WS, Bertinoro, Italy, [Online-Edition: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1341/paper4.pdf],
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Abstract

In this paper, we argue that an annotation scheme for argumentation mining is a function of the task requirements and the corpus properties. There is no one-size-fits-all argumentation theory to be applied to realistic data on the Web. In two annotation studies, we experiment with 80 German newspaper editorials from the Web and about one thousand English documents from forums, comments, and blogs. Our example topics are taken from the educational domain. To formalize the problem of annotating arguments, in the first case, we apply a Claim-Premise scheme, and in the second case, we modify Toulmin's scheme. We find that the choice of the argument components to be annotated strongly depends on the register, the length of the document, and inherently on the literary devices and structures used for expressing argumentation. We hope that these findings will facilitate the creation of reliably annotated argumentation corpora for a wide range of tasks and corpus types and will help to bridge the gap between argumentation theories and actual application needs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2014
Editors: Cabrio, Elena and Villata, Serena and Wyner, Adam
Creators: Habernal, Ivan and Eckle-Kohler, Judith and Gurevych, Iryna
Title: Argumentation Mining on the Web from Information Seeking Perspective
Language: English
Abstract:

In this paper, we argue that an annotation scheme for argumentation mining is a function of the task requirements and the corpus properties. There is no one-size-fits-all argumentation theory to be applied to realistic data on the Web. In two annotation studies, we experiment with 80 German newspaper editorials from the Web and about one thousand English documents from forums, comments, and blogs. Our example topics are taken from the educational domain. To formalize the problem of annotating arguments, in the first case, we apply a Claim-Premise scheme, and in the second case, we modify Toulmin's scheme. We find that the choice of the argument components to be annotated strongly depends on the register, the length of the document, and inherently on the literary devices and structures used for expressing argumentation. We hope that these findings will facilitate the creation of reliably annotated argumentation corpora for a wide range of tasks and corpus types and will help to bridge the gap between argumentation theories and actual application needs.

Title of Book: Proceedings of the Workshop on Frontiers and Connections between Argumentation Theory and Natural Language Processing
Publisher: CEUR-WS
Uncontrolled Keywords: UKP_reviewed;UKP_a_ArMin
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing
Event Location: Bertinoro, Italy
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2016 14:29
Official URL: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1341/paper4.pdf
Identification Number: TUD-CS-2014-0886
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