Multilingual Counter Narrative Type Classification

Yi-Ling Chung, Marco Guerini, Rodrigo Agerri


Abstract
The growing interest in employing counter narratives for hatred intervention brings with it a focus on dataset creation and automation strategies. In this scenario, learning to recognize counter narrative types from natural text is expected to be useful for applications such as hate speech countering, where operators from non-governmental organizations are supposed to answer to hate with several and diverse arguments that can be mined from online sources. This paper presents the first multilingual work on counter narrative type classification, evaluating SoTA pre-trained language models in monolingual, multilingual and cross-lingual settings. When considering a fine-grained annotation of counter narrative classes, we report strong baseline classification results for the majority of the counter narrative types, especially if we translate every language to English before cross-lingual prediction. This suggests that knowledge about counter narratives can be successfully transferred across languages.
Anthology ID:
2021.argmining-1.12
Volume:
Proceedings of the 8th Workshop on Argument Mining
Month:
November
Year:
2021
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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ArgMining | EMNLP
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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Pages:
125–132
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URL:
https://aclanthology.org/2021.argmining-1.12
DOI:
10.18653/v1/2021.argmining-1.12
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Yi-Ling Chung, Marco Guerini, and Rodrigo Agerri. 2021. Multilingual Counter Narrative Type Classification. In Proceedings of the 8th Workshop on Argument Mining, pages 125–132, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Association for Computational Linguistics.
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Multilingual Counter Narrative Type Classification (Chung et al., ArgMining 2021)
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 yilingchung/multilingualcn-classification
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CONANWikiLingua