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Title Sentiment-Stance-Specificity (SSS) Dataset: Identifying Support-based Entailment among Opinions.
Authors Pavithra Rajendran, Danushka Bollegala and Simon Parsons
Abstract Computational argumentation aims to model arguments as a set of premises that either support each other or collectively support a conclusion. We prepare three datasets of text-hypothesis pairs with support-based entailment based on opinions present in hotel reviews using a distant supervision approach. Support-based entailment is defined as the existence of a specific opinion (premise) that supports as well as entails a more general opinion and where these together support a generalised conclusion. A set of rules is proposed based on three different components — sentiment, stance and specificity to automatically predict support-based entailment. Two annotators manually annotated the relations among text-hypothesis pairs with an inter-rater agreement of 0.80. We compare the performance of the rules which gave an overall accuracy of 0.83. Further, we compare the performance of textual entailment under various conditions. The overall accuracy was 89.54%, 90.00% and 96.19% for our three datasets.
Topics Text Mining, Corpus (Creation, Annotation, Etc.), Other
Full paper Sentiment-Stance-Specificity (SSS) Dataset: Identifying Support-based Entailment among Opinions.
Bibtex @InProceedings{RAJENDRAN18.126,
  author = {Pavithra Rajendran and Danushka Bollegala and Simon Parsons},
  title = "{Sentiment-Stance-Specificity (SSS) Dataset: Identifying Support-based Entailment among Opinions.}",
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018)},
  year = {2018},
  month = {May 7-12, 2018},
  address = {Miyazaki, Japan},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference chair) and Khalid Choukri and Christopher Cieri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Koiti Hasida and Hitoshi Isahara and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Hélène Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis and Takenobu Tokunaga},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {979-10-95546-00-9},
  language = {english}
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