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Recognizing the Absence of Opposing Arguments in Persuasive Essays

Stab, Christian and Gurevych, Iryna (2016):
Recognizing the Absence of Opposing Arguments in Persuasive Essays.
In: Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Argument Mining held in conjunction with the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2016), Association for Computational Linguistics, Berlin, Germany, pp. 113-118, [Online-Edition: http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W16-2813],
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Abstract

In this paper, we introduce an approach for recognizing the absence of opposing arguments in persuasive essays. We model this task as a binary document classification and show that adversative transitions in combination with unigrams and syntactic production rules significantly outperform a challenging heuristic baseline. Our approach yields an accuracy of 75.6% and 84% of human performance in a persuasive essay corpus with various topics.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2016
Creators: Stab, Christian and Gurevych, Iryna
Title: Recognizing the Absence of Opposing Arguments in Persuasive Essays
Language: English
Abstract:

In this paper, we introduce an approach for recognizing the absence of opposing arguments in persuasive essays. We model this task as a binary document classification and show that adversative transitions in combination with unigrams and syntactic production rules significantly outperform a challenging heuristic baseline. Our approach yields an accuracy of 75.6% and 84% of human performance in a persuasive essay corpus with various topics.

Title of Book: Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Argument Mining held in conjunction with the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2016)
Publisher: Association for Computational Linguistics
Uncontrolled Keywords: UKP_a_ArMin;UKP_reviewed
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing
DFG-Graduiertenkollegs
DFG-Graduiertenkollegs > Research Training Group 1994 Adaptive Preparation of Information from Heterogeneous Sources
Event Location: Berlin, Germany
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2016 14:29
Official URL: http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W16-2813
Identification Number: TUD-CS-2016-0137
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