Saturday, February 22, 2014

JWS preprint: ArguBlogging: an Application for the Argument Web

New preprint on the JWS preprint server:

Floris Bex, Mark Snaith, John Lawrence and Chris Reed, ArguBlogging: an Application for the Argument Web, Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web, to appear, 2014.

In this paper, we present a software tool for 'ArguBlogging', which allows users to construct debate and discussions across blogs, linking existing and new online resources to form distributed, structured conversations. Arguments and counterarguments can be posed by giving opinions on one's own blog and replying to other bloggers' posts. The resulting argument structure is connected to the Argument Web, in which argumentative structures are made semantically explicit and machine-processable. We discuss the ArguBlogging tool and the underlying infrastructure and ontology of the Argument Web.