Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Version

Postprint

Publication Date

10-2013

Abstract

We explore Debatepedia, a communityauthored encyclopedia of sociopolitical debates, as evidence for inferring a lowdimensional, human-interpretable representation in the domain of issues and positions. We introduce a generative model positing latent topics and cross-cutting positions that gives special treatment to person mentions and opinion words. We evaluate the resulting representation’s usefulness in attaching opinionated documents to arguments and its consistency with human judgments about positions.

Discipline

Databases and Information Systems | Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

Research Areas

Data Management and Analytics

Publication

Proceedings of the 2013 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, Seattle, Washington, 18-21 October 2013

First Page

1858

Last Page

1868

Publisher

ACL

City or Country

Stroudsburg, PA

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/D13-1191

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