The problem of understanding the stream of messages exchanged on social media such as Facebook and Twitter is becoming a major challenge for automated systems. The tremendous amount of data exchanged on these platforms as well as the specific form of language adopted by social media users constitute a new challenging context for existing argument mining techniques. In this paper, we describe an ongoing work towards the creation of a complete argument mining pipeline over Twitter messages: (i) we identify which tweets can be considered as arguments and which cannot, (ii) over the set of tweet-arguments, we group them by topic, and (iii) we predict whether such tweets support or attack each other. The final goal is to compute the set of tweets which are widely recognized as accepted, and the different (possibly conflicting) viewpoints that emerge on a topic, given a stream of messages.
IOS Press, Inc.
6751 Tepper Drive
Clifton, VA 20124
Tel.: +1 703 830 6300
Fax: +1 703 830 2300 email@example.com
(Corporate matters and books only) IOS Press c/o Accucoms US, Inc.
For North America Sales and Customer Service
West Point Commons
Lansdale PA 19446
Tel.: +1 866 855 8967
Fax: +1 215 660 5042 firstname.lastname@example.org