Understanding and Detecting Supporting Arguments of Diverse Types

Xinyu Hua, Lu Wang


Abstract
We investigate the problem of sentence-level supporting argument detection from relevant documents for user-specified claims. A dataset containing claims and associated citation articles is collected from online debate website idebate.org. We then manually label sentence-level supporting arguments from the documents along with their types as study, factual, opinion, or reasoning. We further characterize arguments of different types, and explore whether leveraging type information can facilitate the supporting arguments detection task. Experimental results show that LambdaMART (Burges, 2010) ranker that uses features informed by argument types yields better performance than the same ranker trained without type information.
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P17-2032
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Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 2: Short Papers)
Month:
July
Year:
2017
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Vancouver, Canada
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ACL
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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203–208
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https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/P17-2032
DOI:
10.18653/v1/P17-2032
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