Corpus ID: 572354

Identifying Rhetorical Questions in Social Media

  title={Identifying Rhetorical Questions in Social Media},
  author={Suhas Ranganath and Xia Hu and Jiliang Tang and Suhang Wang and Huan Liu},
  • Suhas Ranganath, Xia Hu, +2 authors Huan Liu
  • Published in ICWSM 2016
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • Social media provides a platform for seeking information from a large user base. Information seeking in social media, however, occurs simultaneously with users expressing their viewpoints by making statements. Rhetorical questions have the form of a question but serve the function of a statement and might mislead platforms assisting information seeking in social media. It becomes difficult to identify rhetorical questions as they are not syntactically different from other questions. In this… CONTINUE READING
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