Opposing Arguments in Persuasive Essays
This corpus includes 402 persuasive essays. Each essay is annotated as “positive” if it includes an opposing argument and “negative” if it includes only arguments supporting the author's standpoint.
Details regarding the creation of the corpus and the experiments can be found in:
Christian Stab and Iryna Gurevych. 2016. Recognizing the Absence of Opposing Arguments in Persuasive Essays. In: Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Argument Mining held in conjunction with the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2016), p. 113-118, August 2016.
If you have any questions regarding the data, annotation guidelines or source code, don't hesitate to contact Christian Stab.