Argument Annotated User-Generated Web Discourse

Argument Annotated User-Generated Web Discourse

This corpus contains user comments, forum posts, blogs and newspaper articles annotated with argument scheme based on extended Toulmin's model (in total 340 documents). It also contains 990 user comments and forum posts annotated on document level with respect to persuasiveness.

Please refer to the following article for details about the annotation process, theoretical background, guidelines, and experiments:




  • Experimental code described in the Computational Linguistics article and later extended in our EMNLP 2015 paper is available under ASL/GPL licence atGitHub


Should you have any questions regarding the data, guidelines, or the tutorial project, don't hesitate to contact Ivan Habernal.