Preliminaries to a Study of Stance in News Broadcasts

Technical Report UTEP-CS-16-66.

Nigel G. Ward

Abstract: Aspects of stance have significant potential for information retrieval and filtering. This technical report is intended primarily to motivate and document details of the data and annotations used in the work reported in Inferring Stance from Prosody (Ward, Carlson et al., 2017). It describes the process of identifying 14 important aspects of stance, describes two radio-broadcast corpora for investigating stance, describes the annotation of those corpora, presents some preliminary observations, and lists a set of useful prosodic features.

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