ArgPremises — Corpus of Matched Claims with Implicit Premises

Version: 1.0
Release date: June 28, 2016

1 Description

ArgPremises is a dataset of implicit premises manually annotated on matching claims. The dataset is created to explore what are the implied premises users make when expressing support for a claim. Additionally, it was used to help solve the claim matching task; using implcit premise information whilst identifying whether a pair of claims expresses the same argument. The task and the dataset are described in:

Filip Boltužić and Jan Šnajder (2016). Fill the Gap! Analyzing Implicit Premises between Claims from Online Debates . Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Argumentation Mining (ArgMining 2016), Berlin. Association for Computational Linguistics.

If you use the ComArg dataset for your own work, please cite the above paper. The BibTeX citation is:

  author    = {Boltu\v{z}i\'{c}, Filip  and  \v{S}najder, Jan},
  title     = {Fill the Gap! Analyzing Implicit Premises between Claims from Online Debates},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Argumentation Mining},
  month     = {August},
  year      = {2016},
  address   = {Berlin},
  publisher = {Association for Computational Linguistics}

2 Dataset

The dataset is available from here: TakeLab-argpremises.tar.gz.
The archive contains 494 claim pairs and 3977 respective premises on topics:

Marijuana Legalization (MA)
Gay Rights (GA)
Abortion Legalization (AB)
Obama Presidency (OB)

The schema of the claim pairs and premises is as follows:

{ "claim_pairs": [
            "topic": "..", 
            "post_id": "..", 
            "premises": [
                    "anotator": "..", 
                    "premise_id": "..", 
                    "premise_text": ".."
                    "anotator": "..", 
                    "premise_id": "..", 
                    "premise_text": ".."
            "user_claim_text": "..", 
            "main_claim_text": "..", 
            "main_claim_stance": "..", 
            "main_claim_id": "..", 
            "claim_pair_id": "..", 
            "user_claim_id": ".."

3 License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.