An Online Annotation Assistant for Argument Schemes

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Abstract

Understanding the inferential principles underpinning an argument is essential to the proper interpretation and evaluation of persuasive discourse. Argument schemes capture the conventional patterns of reasoning appealed to in persuasion. The empirical study of these patterns relies on the availability of data about the actual use of argumentation in communicative practice. Annotated corpora of argument schemes, however, are scarce, small, and unrepresentative. Aiming to address this issue, we present one step in the development of improved datasets by integrating the Argument Scheme Key – a novel annotation method based on one of the most popular typologies of argument schemes – into the widely used OVA software for argument analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th Linguistic Annotation Workshop
EditorsAnnemarie Friedrich, Deniz Zeyrek, Jet Hoek
Place of PublicationFlorence, Italy
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
Pages100-107
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019
EventProceedings of the 13th Linguistic Annotation Workshop - Florence, Italy
Duration: 1 Aug 20191 Aug 2019

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 13th Linguistic Annotation Workshop
Period1/08/191/08/19

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    Lawrence, J., Visser, J., & Reed, C. (2019). An Online Annotation Assistant for Argument Schemes. In A. Friedrich, D. Zeyrek, & J. Hoek (Eds.), Proceedings of the 13th Linguistic Annotation Workshop (pp. 100-107). Association for Computational Linguistics. https://doi.org/10.18653/v1/W19-4012