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Conforti, C., Berndt, J., Pilehvar, M. T., Giannitsarou, C., Toxvaerd, F. and Collier, N.

Adversarial Training for News Stance Detection: Leveraging Signals from a Multi-Genre Corpus

Proceedings of the EACL Hackashop on News Media Content Analysis and Automated Report Generation

pp. 1-7 (2020)

Abstract: Cross-target generalization constitutes an important issue for news Stance Detection (SD). In this short paper, we investigate adversarial cross-genre SD, where knowledge from annotated user-generated data is leveraged to improve news SD on targets unseen during training. We implement a BERT-based adversarial network and show experimental performance improvements over a set of strong baselines. Given the abundance of user-generated data, which are considerably less expensive to retrieve and annotate than news articles, this constitutes a promising research direction.

Author links: Chryssi Giannitsarou  Flavio Toxvaerd  

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Keynes Fund Project(s):
Mapping of Rumours and Information Diffusion (JHOQ)  

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