“Argumentation and Corpus Linguistics”
Warsaw Argumentation Week
September 16, 2018, Warsaw
The study of linguistics has been revolutionised in recent years by the availability of computerised corpora containing millions of searchable texts and allowing for the testing of a wide range of theories and hypotheses on the use of language. Argumentation studies are increasingly ready to take advantage of technology in similar ways with the development of argument mining techniques. This event seeks to bring together linguists and argumentation scholars who are interested in the use of corpora, in order that they may share knowledge and experiences and examine the ways in which studies in the two areas may complement each other.
Title Implicit Discourse Relations: More common than thought
While discourse adverbials can appear on their own, most can also appear with different explicit conjunctions — e.g., “but instead” or “so instead” or “or instead”; “because otherwise” or “but otherwise” or “and otherwise”, etc. This leads to the question whether explicit discourse adverbials (signalling one discourse relation) co-exist with distinct implicit discourse relations, even when appearing on their own.
While discourse relations are only one factor in identifying argument structures (cf. [Stab & Guryevich, 2017]) and only a subset of discourse relations may be relevant to the task [Biran & Rambow, 2011], recognizing implicit discourse relations is known to be challenging, and recognizing that there are more of them than previously thought just increases the challenge.
In this talk, I’ll present two types of evidence that implicit discourse relations co-exist with explicit connectives: (1) Experiments carried out with support from the Nuance Foundation, show that a combination of the properties of explicit connectives, features of their arguments, and the role that the token plays in the discourse, makes available a set of predictable and manipulable discourse relations that hold in the context; and (2) the revised and augmented version of the Penn Discourse TreeBank (Version 3.0) that will be released this Fall provides manual annotation of many (but not all) of the implicit discourse relations that can be inferred along with explicit discourse connectives.
10:00 – 10:30 Jacky Visser and Jean H.M. Wagemans: Annotating Argument Schemes with the Periodic Table of Arguments
10:30 – 11:00 Martin Hinton: Mining Meta-arguments in Online Corpora
11:00 – 11:30 coffee break
11:30 – 12:00 Farshad Badie: Towards World Identification in Description Logics
15:00 – 16:00 Invited speaker. Chris Reed: Corpora for Argument Technology
- Abstract submission deadline (EXTENDED): 06 July 15 July
- Notification of acceptance: 27 July
- Camera ready abstracts: 17 August
- Early registration deadline: 10 August 9 September
- MET-ARG workshop: 15 September
- Full paper submission to a special issue of the Argumentation journal: 15 January 15 March 2019
- Production of the Argumentation journal: December 2019
Contributors should submit an extended abstract of the paper (maximum 4 pages excluding references) using the format required for the conference programme. Submitted abstracts should give full names and contact details for all authors. Formatting instructions, as well as the style and sample files, are available here:
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Early registration fee
until 9 September
Late registration fee
after 9 September
|Onsite registration fee|
| 540 PLN
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| 760 PLN
(approx. 180 EUR tbc)
| 910 PLN
(approx. 210 EUR)
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A special issue of Argumentation journal will be published after the ArgDiaP conference and the MET-RhET workshop. The full papers submitted after the workshop will be peer-reviewed to be included in a special issue.
- Chair: Mariusz Urbański (Poland)
- Chair: Pawel Łupkowski (Poland)
- Michał Araszkiewicz (Poland)
- Katarzyna Budzynska (Poland)
- Kamila Dębowska-Kozlowska (Poland)
- Magdalena Kacprzak (Poland)
- Marcin Koszowy (Poland)
- Marcin Lewiński (Portugal)
- Patricia Rich (Germany)
- Marcin Selinger (Poland)
- Bartłomiej Skowron (Poland)
- Jakub Szymanik (Netherlands)
- Frank Zenker (Sweden)
- Tomasz Żurek (Poland)