Project

PLATOS: Detection of topics, stance and argumentation in a social media corpus

Acronym
PLATOS
Code
01N00718
Duration
01 January 2018 → 31 December 2021
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Computational linguistics
Keywords
topic detection stance detection argumentation mining machine learning social media corpus natural language processing distributional techniques normalisation term extraction Language technology
 
Project description

This proposal aims at investigating stance and argument detection on automatically extracted topics in social media text by combining linguistic knowledge and machine learning. The proposed research is innovative in
two respects: (1) term extraction and hypernym detection techniques will be combined with distributional information to detect topics and (2) a model for argumentation mining in social media text will be researched.