Finding Good Conversations Online: The Yahoo News Annotated Comments Corpus

WS 2017 Courtney NapolesJoel TetreaultAasish PappuEnrica RosatoBrian Provenzale

This work presents a dataset and annotation scheme for the new task of identifying {``}good{''} conversations that occur online, which we call ERICs: Engaging, Respectful, and/or Informative Conversations. We develop a taxonomy to reflect features of entire threads and individual comments which we believe contribute to identifying ERICs; code a novel dataset of Yahoo News comment threads (2.4k threads and 10k comments) and 1k threads from the Internet Argument Corpus; and analyze the features characteristic of ERICs... (read more)

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