Third Workshop on Argument Mining (ArgMining2016)

The CASS Technique for Evaluating the Performance of Argument Mining

Argument mining integrates many distinct computational linguistics tasks, and as a result, reporting agreement between annotators or between automated output and gold standard is particularly challenging. More worrying for the field, agreement and performance are also reported in a wide variety of different ways, making comparison between approaches difficult. To solve this problem, we propose the CASS technique for combining metrics covering different parts of the argument mining task. CASS delivers a justified method of integrating results yielding confusion matrices from which CASS-k and CASS-F1 scores can be calculated.

Duthie R, Lawrence J, Budzynska K, and Reed C A. (2016). The CASS Technique for Evaluating the Performance of Argument Mining. In Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Argument Mining (ArgMining2016).