Sarcasm Rhetorical Questions Corpus

If you use this data in your research, please refer to and cite: Shereen Oraby, Vrindavan Harrison, Amita Misra, Ellen Riloff and Marilyn Walker. "Are you serious?: Rhetorical Questions and Sarcasm in Social Media Dialog." to appear iThe 17th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL), Saarbrucken, Germany, August 15-17, 2017.

Overview: The Sarcasm Rhetorical Questions Corpus is a dataset of 10,270 rhetorical questions (RQs) from two domains: debate forums (2,496 RQs) and Twitter (7,774 RQs). The data from each domain is split evenly into sarcastic and not-sarcastic uses. This dataset provides an extension to the RQ portion of the Sarcasm Corpus V2.

The Data: This download is currently a random sample of the forums dataset - the full corpus will be released (with only IDs for Twitter) as we continue to add more data.

Download: Fill out the following form to download the Sarcasm Rhetorical Questions Corpus.

Contact: Please direct questions to Shereen Oraby: soraby [at] ucsc [dot] edu

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