Stance Prediction for Contemporary Issues: Data and Experiments

WS 2020 Marjan HosseiniaEduard DragutArjun Mukherjee

We investigate whether pre-trained bidirectional transformers with sentiment and emotion information improve stance detection in long discussions of contemporary issues. As a part of this work, we create a novel stance detection dataset covering 419 different controversial issues and their related pros and cons collected by procon.org in nonpartisan format... (read more)

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