Paper: Combining Textual Entailment and Argumentation Theory for Supporting Online Debates Interactions

ACL ID P12-2041
Title Combining Textual Entailment and Argumentation Theory for Supporting Online Debates Interactions
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Short Paper
Year 2012
Authors

Blogs and forums are widely adopted by on- line communities to debate about various is- sues. However, a user that wants to cut in on a debate may experience some difficulties in extracting the current accepted positions, and can be discouraged from interacting through these applications. In our paper, we combine textual entailment with argumentation theory to automatically extract the arguments from debates and to evaluate their acceptability.