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Presentation: Jodi Schneider and Novejot Sandhu, “Modeling Alzheimer’s Disease Reseach Claims, Evidence, and Arguments from a Biology Research Paper.” 9th International Conference on Argumentation, International Society for the Society of Argumentation, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 5, 2018
Abstract: Argument visualization may help make research papers easier to understand, which could both speed quality assessment within a discipline and help build interdisciplinary knowledge networks. This paper presents a case study of the arguments in a single high-profile paper on Alzheimer's disease research. Within this one paper, we analyze and hand-annotate the main claim, which is supported by 4 subclaims, in turn supported by data, methods, and materials. We also investigate how the paper imports and uses knowledge claims from other research papers. We create a specialized argument-based knowledge representation called a micropublication. In future work, we will investigate automatic argumentation mining for experimental biology research papers. Our long-term vision is to create literature-scale claim-argument networks that help more quickly use new knowledge about human health.