How Are the Members of a Parliament Arguing? Analysis of an Argument Corpus

Mare Koit

Abstract

Estonian argument corpus includes verbatim records (in Estonian) of sessions held in the Parliament of Estonia (Riigikogu). Arguments used in negotiation and inter-argument relations are annotated in the corpus. Every argument consists of one or more premises, and a claim. By using the corpus, inter-argument relations (rebuttal, attack, and support), argument diagramming (argument structures – basic, convergent, serial, divergent, and linked), and the linguistic features of the arguments are studied. Some problems are discussed in relation to the arguments the members of Riigikogu use when negotiating. Our aim is to add an additional layer to our argument corpus by annotating the structures of arguments as well as extending the corpus in order to make it possible the automatic recognition of arguments in Estonian political texts. A further challenge will be the comparison of discussions in Riigikogu with other parliaments and other languages.

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Koit M. (2021). How Are the Members of a Parliament Arguing? Analysis of an Argument Corpus.In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-758-484-8, pages 1046-1053. DOI: 10.5220/0010314910461053


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@conference{icaart21,
author={Mare Koit},
title={How Are the Members of a Parliament Arguing? Analysis of an Argument Corpus},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,},
year={2021},
pages={1046-1053},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010314910461053},
isbn={978-989-758-484-8},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,
TI - How Are the Members of a Parliament Arguing? Analysis of an Argument Corpus
SN - 978-989-758-484-8
AU - Koit M.
PY - 2021
SP - 1046
EP - 1053
DO - 10.5220/0010314910461053