ConRef-STANCE-ita is a collection of tweets on the topic of the Referendum held in Italy on December 4, 2016, about a reform of the Italian Constitution. This is supposedly a highly controversial topic, chosen to highlight language features useful for the study of stance detection. The tweets were collected by searching for specific hashtags:

Subsequently, the collection was enriched by recovering the conversation chain from each retrieved tweet to its source, annotating triplets consisting in one tweet, one retweet, and one reply posted by the same user in a specific temporal window. The aim of the collection is to monitor the evolution of the stance of 248 users during the debate in four different temporal windows and also inspecting their social network.



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