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

Argumentation in the 2016 US Presidential Elections : Annotated corpora of television debates and social media reaction
1/2019, Language Resources and Evaluation
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

A Critical Discussion Game for Prohibiting Fallacies
5/2017, Logic and Logical Philosophy
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

BBC moral maze : Test your argument
/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Conference contribution

Intertextual correspondence for integrating corpora
/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Conference contribution

Revisiting computational models of argument schemes : Classification, annotation, comparison
/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Conference contribution

Harnessing Rhetorical Figures for Argument Mining : A Pilot Study in Relating Figures of Speech to Argument Structure
7/2017, Argument and Computation
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

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