Jacky Visser

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Bio

Research interests

My main area of interest is argumentation and reasoning (both human and artificial), with a particular focus on the use of computational methods. This multi-disciplinary area of research touches on, among others, artificial intelligence and computer science, linguistics and philosophy of language, and cognitive psychology and logic. In my current research, as part of an EPSRC-/IBM-funded £1.1m UK project on Argument Mining, I work on the automated analysis of argumentative discourse. This has led to the first large-scale public deployment of argument mining technology: commissioned by the BBC, our software tools were distributed to 3,000 secondary educational institutions in the UK. Papers in the pipeline relate to, e.g., corpus annotation, argument schemes, rhetorical figures, and argument evaluation.

Publications

Lawrence, J, Visser, J & Reed, C 2018,

BBC moral maze: Test your argument. in S Modgil, K Budzynska, J Lawrence & K Budzynska (eds), Computational Models of Argument - Proceedings of COMMA 2018. vol. 305, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, vol. 305, IOS Press, pp. 465-466, 7th International Conference on Computational Models of Argument, COMMA 2018, Warsaw, Poland, 12/09/18.
https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-906-5-465

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Visser, J, Lawrence, J, Wagemans, J & Reed, C 2018,

Revisiting computational models of argument schemes: Classification, annotation, comparison. in S Modgil, K Budzynska, J Lawrence & K Budzynska (eds), Computational Models of Argument - Proceedings of COMMA 2018. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, vol. 305, IOS Press, pp. 313-324, 7th International Conference on Computational Models of Argument, COMMA 2018, Warsaw, Poland, 12/09/18.
https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-906-5-313

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Visser, J, Budzynska, K & Reed, C 2017,

'A Critical Discussion Game for Prohibiting Fallacies' Logic and Logical Philosophy, pp. 1-25.
https://doi.org/10.12775/LLP.2017.021

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Lawrence, J, Visser, J & Reed, C 2017,

'Harnessing Rhetorical Figures for Argument Mining: A Pilot Study in Relating Figures of Speech to Argument Structure' Argument and Computation, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 289-310.
https://doi.org/10.3233/AAC-170026

Research output: Contribution To Journal



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