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Contrast-Ita Bank

Contrast-Ita Bank consists of 169 news stories (for a total of 65,455 tokens). The documents correspond to the documents of the Fact-Ita Bank corpus, annotated with factuality information and, partially, with negation (Fact-Ita Bank-Negation). Originally, the documents were selected from the larger corpus  Ita-TimeBank: a language resource manually annotated with temporal and event information. The same documents are also part of the I-CAB corpus: a corpus of Italian news annotated with temporal expressions and different types of entities (i.e. persons, organizations, locations, and geo-political entities). Despite the existing information that had already been annotated in these documents, the  annotation of contrast was carried out on raw text.

In Contrast-Ita Bank we annotated explicit and implicit relations of contrast (CONTRAST and CONCESSION) for a total of 372 relations.

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Contrast-Ita Bank will be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.


Contributors: Anna Feltracco, Bernardo Magnini, Elisabetta Jezek, Anne-Lyse Minard, Manuela Speranza


Publications or presentations containing research results obtained through the use of Contrast-Ita Bank should cite the following reference:

  • Anna Feltracco, Bernardo Magnini, and Elisabetta Jezek. Contrast-Ita Bank: A corpus for Italian Annotated with Discourse Contrast Relations. To appear in Proceedings of the Fourth Italian Conference on Computational Linguistic (CLiC-it 2017)

The resource will be realesed at the end of October 2017.


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