Listening Comprehension over Argumentative Content

Shachar Mirkin, Guy Moshkowich, Matan Orbach, Lili Kotlerman, Yoav Kantor, Tamar Lavee, Michal Jacovi, Yonatan Bilu, Ranit Aharonov, Noam Slonim


Abstract
This paper presents a task for machine listening comprehension in the argumentation domain and a corresponding dataset in English. We recorded 200 spontaneous speeches arguing for or against 50 controversial topics. For each speech, we formulated a question, aimed at confirming or rejecting the occurrence of potential arguments in the speech. Labels were collected by listening to the speech and marking which arguments were mentioned by the speaker. We applied baseline methods addressing the task, to be used as a benchmark for future work over this dataset. All data used in this work is freely available for research.
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D18-1078
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Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
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October-November
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2018
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Brussels, Belgium
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EMNLP
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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719–724
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https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/D18-1078
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10.18653/v1/D18-1078
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