Argument Annotated Essays

Argument Annotated Essays

The corpus consists of argument annotated persuasive essays including annotations of argument components and argumentative relations.

Details regarding the annotation scheme and the creation of the corpus can be found in:

Christian Stab and Iryna Gurevych (2014) Annotating Argument Components and Relations in Persuasive Essays. In: Proceedings of the the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2014), p.1501-1510, Ireland, Dublin.

Experiments based on this data are published in the following work:

Christian Stab and Iryna Gurevych (2014) Identifying Argumentative Discourse Structures in Persuasive Essays. In: Proceedings of Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2014), pages 46-56, Doha, Qatar


Data and annotation guidelines.

Source code including the argument component classification experiment and preprocessed train-test-split.

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If you have any questions regarding the data, annotation guidelines or source code, don't hesitate to contact Christian Stab.