Extracting Imperatives fromWikipedia Article for Deletion Discussions

Fiona Mao, Robert E. Mercer, Lu Xiao

Research output: Chapter in Book/Entry/PoemConference contribution

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Abstract

Wikipedia contains millions of articles, collaboratively produced. If an article is controversial, an online "Article for Deletion" (AfD) discussion is held to determine whether the article should be deleted. It is open to any user to participate and make a comment or argue an opinion. Some of these comments and arguments can be counter-arguments, attacks in Dung's (1995) argumentation terminology. Here, we consider the extraction of one type of attack, the directive speech act formed as an imperative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st Workshop on Argumentation Mining, ArgMining 2014 at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2014
EditorsNancy Green, Kevin Ashley, Diane Litman, Chris Reed, Vern Walker
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Pages106-107
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781941643068
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event1st Workshop on Argumentation Mining, ArgMining 2014 at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2014 - Baltimore, United States
Duration: Jun 26 2014 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
ISSN (Print)0736-587X

Conference

Conference1st Workshop on Argumentation Mining, ArgMining 2014 at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore
Period6/26/14 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Language and Linguistics

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