Automatic Detection of Speculation in Policy Statements

  title={Automatic Detection of Speculation in Policy Statements},
  author={Sanja Stajner and Nicole Baerg and Simone Paolo Ponzetto and Heiner Stuckenschmidt},
In this paper, we present the first study of automatic detection of speculative sentences in official monetary policy statements. We build two expert-annotated datasets. The first contains the transcripts of monetary policy meetings on the U.S. central bank’s monetary policy committee (Debates). The second contains the official monetary policy statements (Decisions). We use the first part of the Debates dataset to build dictionaries with lexical triggers for speculative and non-speculative… CONTINUE READING

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