Overview of Touché 2021: Argument Retrieval: Extended Abstract

Alexander Bondarenko, Lukas Gienapp, Maik Fröbe, Meriem Beloucif, Yamen Ajjour, Alexander Panchenko, Chris Biemann, Benno Stein, Henning Wachsmuth, Martin Potthast, Matthias Hagen

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Technologies for argument mining and argumentation analysis are maturing rapidly, so that, as a result, the retrieval of arguments in search scenarios becomes a feasible objective. For the second time, we organize the Touché lab on argument retrieval with two shared tasks: (1) argument retrieval for controversial questions, where arguments are to be retrieved from a focused debate portal-based collection and, (2) argument retrieval for comparative questions, where argumentative documents are to be retrieved from a generic web crawl. In this paper, we briefly summarize the results of Touché 2020, the first edition of the lab, and describe the planned setup for the second edition at CLEF 2021.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Information Retrieval - 43rd European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2021, Proceedings
EditorsDjoerd Hiemstra, Marie-Francine Moens, Josiane Mothe, Raffaele Perego, Martin Potthast, Fabrizio Sebastiani
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783030722395
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event43rd European Conference on Information Retrieval, ECIR 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 28 Mar 20211 Apr 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12657 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference43rd European Conference on Information Retrieval, ECIR 2021
CityVirtual, Online


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