Argumentative Link Prediction using Residual Networks and Multi-Objective Learning

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We explore the use of residual networks for argumentation mining, with an emphasis on link prediction. We propose a domain-agnostic method that makes no assumptions on document or argument structure. We evaluate our method on a challenging dataset consisting of user-generated comments collected from an online platform. Results show that our model outperforms an equivalent deep network and offers results comparable with state-of-the-art methods that rely on domain knowledge.


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Andrea Galassi, Marco Lippi, and Paolo Torroni. 2018. Argumentative link prediction using residual networks and multi-objective learning. In Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Argument Mining, pages 1–10. Association for Computational Linguistics. URL:


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Presentation: Argumentative Link Prediction Using Residual Networks and Multi-Objective Learning