Mining Arguments From 19th Century Philosophical Texts Using Topic Based Modelling

John Lawrence, Chris Reed, Simon McAlister, Andrew Ravenscroft, Colin Allen, David Bourget

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In this paper we look at the manual analysis of arguments and how this compares
to the current state of automatic argument analysis. These considerations are used to develop a new approach combining a machine learning algorithm to extract propositions from text, with a topic model to determine argument structure. The results of this method are compared to a manual analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the First Workshop on Argumentation Mining
Subtitle of host publicationACL 2014
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-941643-06-8
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventFirst Workshop on Argumentation Mining: 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Baltimore, United States
Duration: 26 Jun 2014 → …


ConferenceFirst Workshop on Argumentation Mining
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Period26/06/14 → …
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