With argumentation trails we introduce an approach of finding relevant associations between arbitrary terms. An argumentation trail between two terms is an ordered list of cooccurrences, providing a connected path from the origin to the endpoint of the argumentation. Within this paper the automatic generation of argumentation trails is examined and assessed. Furthermore, the
formal representation of these trails as Topic Maps is implemented. This enables the integration of argumentation trails with further background information to support sensemaking or other discourse enriching techniques for academic or political debates.