Argumentative Microtext Corpus
The argumentative microtext corpus consists of short texts that respond to a trigger question such as "Should everybody be obliged to pay fees for public radio/TV?" All texts have been annotated with a tree representation of the underlying argumentation. The data is divided in two parts:
Part 1 was produced by text elicitation experiments. The 112 texts were originally written in German and have been professionally translated to English. Both languages are available. The English texts have also been annotated with various other annotation layers (see below).
Part 2 was produced by a crowdsourcing experiment. The 200 texts and their argumentation structures will be published in 2018.
- Part 1 of the corpus.
Please cite this corpus with: Andreas Peldszus and Manfred Stede. An annotated corpus of argumentative microtexts. In D. Mohammed, and M. Lewinski, editors, Argumentation and Reasoned Action - Proc. of the 1st European Conference on Argumentation, Lisbon, 2015. College Publications, London, 2016
- Annotation guidelines for argumentation structure (in German).
Please cite this document with: Andreas Peldszus, Saskia Warzecha, Manfred Stede: Argumenttationsstruktur. In: M. Stede (ed.): Handbuch Textannotation - Potsdamer Kommentarkorpus 2.0, S. 185-208. Universitätsverlag Potsdam, 2016
- Annotation guidelines for argumentation structure (in English): coming soon!
More (under construction)
Annotation tool for argumentation graphs
For Part 1 of the corpus, other annotation layers have become available: Discourse structure according to both RST and SDRT [Stede et al. 16], and annotation schemes [Musi et al. 18].