Identifying Argumentative Discourse Structures in Persuasive Essays

  title={Identifying Argumentative Discourse Structures in Persuasive Essays},
  author={Christian Stab and Iryna Gurevych},
In this paper, we present a novel approach for identifying argumentative discourse structures in persuasive essays. The structure of argumentation consists of several components (i.e. claims and premises) that are connected with argumentative relations. We consider this task in two consecutive steps. First, we identify the components of arguments using multiclass classification. Second, we classify a pair of argument components as either support or non-support for identifying the structure of… CONTINUE READING
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