Adpositional Argumentation (AdArg)
Federico Gobbo and Marco Benini, the founders of Constructive Adpositional Grammars (CxAdGrams), have teamed up with Jean Wagemans in order to develop a high precision tool for representing the linguistic and pragmatic features of arguments. The combination of their linguistic representation framework with the argument classification framework of the Periodic Table of Arguments (PTA) has yielded a method for building so-called ‘argumentative adpositional trees’ (or ‘arg-adtrees’). These enable the analyst of argumentative discourse not only to represent statements on the morphosyntactic level, but also to include information regarding the argumentative function of their constituents.
- Read the short paper Adpositional Argumentation (AdArg)
- Scholars interested in AI and Computational Argumentation are invited to read the long paper Annotation with Adpositional Argumentation: Guidelines for building a Gold Standard Corpus of argumentative discourse
- A somewhat less technical paper about the method is Building argumentative adpositional trees.
Annotated corpus of argument schemes
Jacky Visser, John Lawrence, and Chris Reed of ARG-tech, the Centre for Argument Technology of the University of Dundee, are collaborating with Jean Wagemans for the purpose of developing an annotated corpus of argument schemes by combining Inference Anchoring Theory (IAT) with the Periodic Table of Arguments (PTA).
- The corpus is now available online at US2016G1tvWAGEMANS
- Read the paper An annotated corpus of argument schemes in US election debates
- The paper Annotating argument schemes contains a comparison between the uses of Douglas Walton’s classification of argument schemes and Jean Wagemans’ Periodic Table of Arguments.
José Plug and Jean Wagemans are working on developing procedures for what they call ‘rhetoric-checking’, a practice that extends that of fact-checking with an assessment of the quality of argumentative aspects of discourse. Together with Martijn Demollin and Barend Last, they plan on launching a website for rhetoric-checking with student-generated content.
- Read the abstract of the paper From fact-checking to rhetoric-checking.