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Argumentation 3.0 - COMMA2010


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Presentation about argumentation on the Social Semantic Web, for Jodi Schneider, Alexandre Passant, Tudor Groza, John G. Breslin, “Argumentation 3.0: how Semantic Web technologies can improve argumentation modeling in Web 2.0 environments” In COMMA 2010, Desenzano del Garda, Italy, September 8-10, 2010.

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Argumentation 3.0 - COMMA2010

  1. 1. Argumentation 3.0How Semantic Web technologies can improve argumentation modeling in Web 2.0 environments<br />Jodi Schneider, Alexandre Passant, Tudor Groza, John G. Breslin<br />COMMA 20102010-09-10<br />Desenzano del Garda, Italy<br />
  2. 2. World Wide Argument Web (WWAW)<br />2<br />What if instead of following mailing lists, blogs, online magazines, scientific journals…<br />You could follow ARGUMENTS?<br />Who is arguing about this topic? Or product? Or idea?<br />Is their view positive or negative?<br />Are their ideas credible? <br />Are they trustworthy? Do people I trust, trust them?<br />What arguments are they making?<br />
  3. 3. Parts of the WWAW exist<br />3<br />An interchange format<br />Argument Interchange Format<br />Argument schemes<br />e.g. Walton<br />Argument-related ontologies<br />IBIS, ScholOnto, SWAN/SIOC, …<br />Prototype interfaces<br />Argument blogging<br />Arvina, MAgtALO<br />
  4. 4. Argument blogging (AIF+DGDL [22])<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Generate argument maps from conversations (Arvina, MAgtALO)<br />5<br />Source: Mark Snaith, ODET 2010<br />
  6. 6. What’s missing from the WWAW?<br />Users<br />Collation & querying across the Web<br /><ul><li>ArgDF?</li></ul>Trust & credibility layer<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Social Semantic Web<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Social Semantic Web can bring…<br />Users (Social Web)<br />Facebook: 500 million active users, 22 billion minutes/day<br />LinkedIn: 75 million users<br />Collation & querying across the Web (Semantic Web)<br /><ul><li>based on semantics with search engines like Sindice</li></ul>Trust & credibility layer (Social Semantic research)<br />Restricting to the friends or colleagues you trust<br />… Or even, Ted for golf, and Roberto for restaurant tips!<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Argumentation on today’s Social Web<br />Numerous sites with different ‘genres’:<br />Forums, Blogs, Wikis, Microblogging, …<br />Affordances like:<br />How long does a comment remain visible?<br />How easy is it to quote?<br />How is agreement expressed?<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Arguments in Web 2.0 & Social Web: Wikis – Wikipedia article discussion<br />10<br /><ul><li>Wiki pages
  11. 11. Can edit others’ words
  12. 12. Must add by hand:
  13. 13. Headings
  14. 14. Indentation
  15. 15. Signature macro ~~~~
  16. 16. Emphasize topic
  17. 17. Persistent ‘archives’ in view</li></li></ul><li>Arguments in Web 2.0 & Social Web: Microblogs<br />11<br /><ul><li>Brief messages
  18. 18. URI’s
  19. 19. Stream-based
  20. 20. Interconnected
  21. 21. Replies
  22. 22. Retweets
  23. 23. Hashtags</li></li></ul><li>What’s missing for large sites?<br />Is ‘agree’/ ‘disagree’ enough?<br />If there’s more complexity, will my users adopt it?<br />What kind of interfaces make this palatable + easy?<br />Which ontology should I use?<br />What features are important? Depends on a given community, type of environment<br />“Show me the data”<br />chicken & egg problem<br />12<br />
  24. 24. What’s missing for individual users?<br />To get users to comment:<br />Make it easy-to-use<br />Need enough space for the message length<br />Context matters:<br />Am I looking at the most recent message?<br />Who wrote the message I’m replying to?<br />13<br />
  25. 25. Collating blog comments<br />Collation & querying across the Web<br />14<br />Sindice SIOC plugin for WordPress blogs: did a commenter post on other websites?<br />
  26. 26. Social Semantic Web research area<br />Trust & credibility layer<br />Golbeck, Computing with Social Trust, Springer 2008<br />Hartig, Querying Trust in RDF Data with tSPARQL, ESWC 2009<br />15<br /><br />
  27. 27. WWAW + Social Semantic Web<br />Users<br />Collation & querying across the Web<br />Trust & credibility layer<br />16<br />
  28. 28. Thank you!<br />Contact: <br /><br />Twitter: @jschneider<br /><br />17<br />