Stance Classification Dataset


This page is a distribution site of the dataset for the task of Stance Classification. Data available on this page have been collected from a popular online debate platform called CreateDebate.

The problem of Stance Classification for which this dataset is intended is described in the following papers:

  • Stance Classification of Ideological Debates: Data, Models, Features, and Constraints
    Kazi Saidul Hasan and Vincent Ng
    Proceedings of the 6th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP), 2013.

  • Frame Semantics for Stance Classification
    Kazi Saidul Hasan and Vincent Ng
    Proceedings of the 17th Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL), 2013.

  • Extra-Linguistic Constraints on Stance Recognition in Ideological Debates
    Kazi Saidul Hasan and Vincent Ng
    Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), Short Paper, 2013.






    The creation of this website is based upon work supported in part by National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants IIS-1147644 and IIS-1219142. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed above are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF and should not be interpreted as representing the official policies, either expressed or implied, of any sponsoring institution, the U.S. government or any other entity.

    If you have any questions or comments regarding this site, please send email to Kazi Saidul Hasan.