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Title Multilevel Annotation of Agreement and Disagreement in Italian News Blogs
Authors Fabio Celli, Giuseppe Riccardi and Firoj Alam
Abstract In this paper, we present a corpus of news blog conversations in Italian annotated with gold standard agreement/disagreement relations at message and sentence levels. This is the first resource of this kind in Italian. From the analysis of ADRs at the two levels emerged that agreement annotated at message level is consistent and generally reflected at sentence level, moreover, the argumentation structure of disagreement is more complex than agreement. The manual error analysis revealed that this resource is useful not only for the analysis of argumentation, but also for the detection of irony/sarcasm in online debates. The corpus and annotation tool are available for research purposes on request.
Topics Corpus (Creation, Annotation, etc.), Tools, Systems, Applications, Social Media Processing
Full paper Multilevel Annotation of Agreement and Disagreement in Italian News Blogs
Bibtex @InProceedings{CELLI16.559,
  author = {Fabio Celli and Giuseppe Riccardi and Firoj Alam},
  title = {Multilevel Annotation of Agreement and Disagreement in Italian News Blogs},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016)},
  year = {2016},
  month = {may},
  date = {23-28},
  location = {Portoro┼ż, Slovenia},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Marko Grobelnik and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Helene Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  address = {Paris, France},
  isbn = {978-2-9517408-9-1},
  language = {english}
 }
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