Re-Examining FactBank: Predicting the Author’s Presentation of Factuality
John Murzaku | Peter Zeng | Magdalena Markowska | Owen Rambow
Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Computational Linguistics
We present a corrected version of a subset of the FactBank data set. Previously published results on FactBank are no longer valid. We perform experiments on FactBank using multiple training paradigms, data smoothing techniques, and polarity classifiers. We argue that f-measure is an important alternative evaluation metric for factuality. We provide new state-of-the-art results for four corpora including FactBank. We perform an error analysis on Factbank combined with two similar corpora.