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Improving online argumentation through deep learning

K Kang, RO Sinnott

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Springer International Publishing | Published : 2018

Abstract

© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018. Critical thinking and reasoning are essential for making informed judgments. This can be especially important for the intelligence community and associated government agencies. In this paper, we explore methods to evaluate critical thinking and reasoning. We focus on a public opinion/argument-based website - Yourview. We introduce the Yourview platform and present the annotated Yourview dataset that was created following a pilot period that focused on collecting public opinion on a range of topics. We then propose a method to classify arguments and their components related to the comments in the Yourview dataset. We assess..

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Grants

Awarded by Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Intelligence Advanced Research projects Activity (IARPA)


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the SWARM team and especially Tim van Gelder for providing access to the Yourview data set. This research is based upon work supported in part by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Intelligence Advanced Research projects Activity (IARPA), under Contract [2017-16122000002]. The views and conclusions contained herein are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies, either expressed or implied, of ODNI, IARPA, or the U.S. Government. The U.S. Government is authorized to reproduce and distribute reprints for governmental purposes notwithstanding any copyright annotation therein.