ACL 2014
Workshop paper

A Benchmark Dataset for Automatic Detection of Claims and Evidence in the Context of Controversial Topics

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We describe a novel and unique argumentative structure dataset. This corpus consists of data extracted from hundreds of Wikipedia articles using a meticulously monitored manual annotation process. The result is 2,683 argument elements, collected in the context of 33 controversial topics, organized under a simple claim-evidence structure. The obtained data are publicly available for academic research.