Given an original textual statement and one or more replies to that statement (e.g. a tweet and a reply tweet) this service determines the stance of each reply, i.e. whether it supports/agrees with, denies/disagrees with, queries, or comments on the original statement.
- The stance classification approach detailed above is available as a REST service at https://cloud-api.gate.ac.uk/process-document/stance-classification.
Because of the way the service requires multiple related items, submitting data to it is a little more complex than many of the other services available via GATE Cloud. Specifically, the input has to be a set of JSON objects (posted in a single document with the text/plain mime type) that relate to one another through ID properties. The service was originally designed for use with tweets and so uses ID fields present in the JSON objects returned by the official Twitter API. The latest version, however, only uses the text of the comments and so it is trivial to construct compatible JSON objects for other text sources.