Is something better than nothing? automatically predicting stance-based arguments using deep learning and small labelled dataset



Rajendran, P, Bollegala, D ORCID: 0000-0003-4476-7003 and Parsons, S
(2018) Is something better than nothing? automatically predicting stance-based arguments using deep learning and small labelled dataset. .

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Abstract

Online reviews have become a popular portal among customers making decisions about purchasing products. A number of corpora of reviews have been widely investigated in NLP in general, and, in particular, in argument mining. This is a subset of NLP that deals with extracting arguments and the relations among them from user-based content. A major problem faced by argument mining research is the lack of human-annotated data. In this paper, we investigate the use of weakly supervised and semi-supervised methods for automatically annotating data, and thus providing large annotated datasets. We do this by building on previous work that explores the classification of opinions present in reviews based on whether the stance is expressed explicitly or implicitly. In the work described here, we automatically annotate stance as implicit or explicit and our results show that the datasets we generate, although noisy, can be used to learn better models for implicit/explicit opinion classification.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Unspecified)
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2018 09:18
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2021 18:10
URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3018857