Argument Visualization for eParticipation: Research Agenda and Prototype tool   Neil Benn ,  Ann Macintosh Centre for Digi...
The IMPACT Project: Overview <ul><li>I ntegrated  M ethod for  P olicy-making using  A rgument modelling and  C omputer-as...
The IMPACT Project: Four tools <ul><li>Argument reconstruction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will aggregate and reconstruct argume...
AVT Objectives <ul><li>Will be based on state-of-the-art Computer-Supported Argument Visualization (CSAV)  research </li><...
CSAV State-of-the-Art <ul><li>Araucaria  with  Ova  &  Arvina   University of Dundee, UK </li></ul><ul><li>Argunet  German...
CSAV State-of-the-art: Cohere <ul><li>Open Source </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Supports document-centric ar...
Walkthrough: A  document-centric  approach to mapping arguments about policies
Green Paper in Cohere (Document-centric view)
Responses to Green Paper (Aston University)
Visualising Aston response in Cohere (Document-centric view)
Visualising Aston LKIF in Cohere (Node-Connection view)
Linking Aston responses to Green Paper questions
Visualising Entire Debate (Argument Network view)
Extending Cohere for IMPACT <ul><li>Add mechanism for handling  formal models  of argument </li></ul><ul><li>Improve layou...
http://policycommons.leeds.ac.uk
PolicyCommons: New visualisations (sketches)
PolicyCommons: New visualisations (sketches)
Advancing CSAV <ul><li>Techniques for improving readability of large argument maps </li></ul><ul><li>Techniques for using ...
Advancing eParticipation: the Public perspective <ul><li>The public will make more sense of the issues through being able ...
Advancing eParticipation: Policy-analysts’ perspective <ul><li>Analysts will identify where more deliberation is required ...
Advancing eParticipation: Policy-makers’ perspective <ul><li>Policy makers will have a new support tool to interrogate the...
Conclusion <ul><li>IMPACT Project: Tools for supporting policy-deliberation </li></ul><ul><li>PolicyCommons: Tool for visu...
Questions? Email: {N.J.L.Benn, A.Macintosh}@leeds.ac.uk
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  • IMPACT is a European Framework 7 project (Grant Agreement No 247228) on the ICT for Governance and Policy Modeling theme (ICT–2009.7.3). The project began January 1, 2010 and will run for three years.1IMPACT is conducting original research to develop and integrate formal, computational models of policy and arguments about policy, to facilitate deliberations about policy at a conceptual, language-independent level. These models will be used to develop and evaluate a prototype of an innovative argumentation toolbox for supporting open, inclusive and transparent deliberations about public policy on the World-Wide-Web.
  • Need to make it clear when discussing Cohere that we are not focussing on the argument reconstruction features of Cohere Make it clear that the argument reconstruction we have done so far (i.e. putting argumentation from the Green Paper and the Responses into Cohere) has just been about giving us something to work with while WP3 AR Tool is still in development
  • Mention step before this, which is to make Green Paper ‘citable’
  • Could mention that node and link types are derived from an “argument scheme”, specifically the Practical Reasoning Argument Scheme
  • - Emphasise that enhancing this aspect of Cohere (i.e. the Argument Visualisation aspect) for the purposes of IMPACT will be the focus of WP6 work
  • ePart 2011 talk

    1. 1. Argument Visualization for eParticipation: Research Agenda and Prototype tool Neil Benn , Ann Macintosh Centre for Digital Citizenship , Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds,
    2. 2. The IMPACT Project: Overview <ul><li>I ntegrated M ethod for P olicy-making using A rgument modelling and C omputer-assisted T ext analysis </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.policy-impact.eu </li></ul><ul><li>EU FP7 Theme: ICT for Governance and Policy-modelling </li></ul><ul><li>Six-member consortium </li></ul>
    3. 3. The IMPACT Project: Four tools <ul><li>Argument reconstruction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will aggregate and reconstruct arguments in information sources distributed on the Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Policy modelling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will enable users to simulate the legal effects of alternative policies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Structured consultation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will use argumentation schemes to generate focused surveys </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Argument analysis and visualisation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will enable users to navigate through arguments contained in relevant consultation and policy documents. </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. AVT Objectives <ul><li>Will be based on state-of-the-art Computer-Supported Argument Visualization (CSAV) research </li></ul><ul><li>Will allow users to navigate through arguments and persistent linkages to relevant documents </li></ul><ul><li>Will provide interactive argument maps, at different levels of abstraction and detail </li></ul><ul><li>Will allow users to get overview of policy debate and to zoom in on issues which are of interest </li></ul>
    5. 5. CSAV State-of-the-Art <ul><li>Araucaria with Ova & Arvina University of Dundee, UK </li></ul><ul><li>Argunet Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Cohere OU,UK </li></ul><ul><li>CoPe_it! University of Patras, Greece </li></ul><ul><li>Compendium OU,UK </li></ul><ul><li>Debategraph Debategraph, UK </li></ul><ul><li>Deliberatorium MIT, USA </li></ul><ul><li>LASAD Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Rationale & bCisive online Austhink consulting, Australia </li></ul>
    6. 6. CSAV State-of-the-art: Cohere <ul><li>Open Source </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Supports document-centric argument visualisation </li></ul><ul><li>Already supports many features required by AVT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Users can save and publish argument maps on the Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Users can tag nodes and links in an argument map </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Users can add their own node and link types </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Users can click hyperlinks embedded in nodes to access further information (e.g. original source text) </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Walkthrough: A document-centric approach to mapping arguments about policies
    8. 8. Green Paper in Cohere (Document-centric view)
    9. 9. Responses to Green Paper (Aston University)
    10. 10. Visualising Aston response in Cohere (Document-centric view)
    11. 11. Visualising Aston LKIF in Cohere (Node-Connection view)
    12. 12. Linking Aston responses to Green Paper questions
    13. 13. Visualising Entire Debate (Argument Network view)
    14. 14. Extending Cohere for IMPACT <ul><li>Add mechanism for handling formal models of argument </li></ul><ul><li>Improve layout of argument maps, using more sophisticated layout algorithms </li></ul><ul><li>Improve the browsing of argument maps at different levels of granularity, particularly the overview level </li></ul><ul><li>Improve the capability to move from nodes in argument map back to original source document </li></ul><ul><li>“ Forked” to a new tool: PolicyCommons </li></ul>
    15. 15. http://policycommons.leeds.ac.uk
    16. 16. PolicyCommons: New visualisations (sketches)
    17. 17. PolicyCommons: New visualisations (sketches)
    18. 18. Advancing CSAV <ul><li>Techniques for improving readability of large argument maps </li></ul><ul><li>Techniques for using visual cues to support understanding argument maps </li></ul><ul><li>Extending the design of current basic graphical elements used to express argument relations </li></ul>
    19. 19. Advancing eParticipation: the Public perspective <ul><li>The public will make more sense of the issues through being able to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>see the arguments, both for and against different policies; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>navigate a consultation as a map of interconnected issues, ideas and arguments; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>find and link directly to relevant documents. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Any failure to address open questions or provide supporting evidence will be more visible in a map than in a prose document, making issues more transparent to the public </li></ul>
    20. 20. Advancing eParticipation: Policy-analysts’ perspective <ul><li>Analysts will identify where more deliberation is required through being able to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>see where specific issues are not being debated sufficiently; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>see how a given contribution influences the debate; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Analysts will have a new kind of reporting tool for presenting a consultation debate on a policy-consultation document back to policy makers. </li></ul>
    21. 21. Advancing eParticipation: Policy-makers’ perspective <ul><li>Policy makers will have a new support tool to interrogate the policy consultation, aware that their decisions will be more evidence-based through being able to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>see where the arguments are greatest for and against policies; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>find and link directly to arguments related to specific issues in the policy-consultation; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>find and link directly to original source documents. </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. Conclusion <ul><li>IMPACT Project: Tools for supporting policy-deliberation </li></ul><ul><li>PolicyCommons: Tool for visualising the debate about policies </li></ul><ul><li>Planned research outputs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Methodology for designing interactive web-based CSAV tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Method and associated application to interpret formal models of arguments so they are meaningful to ordinary users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evidence of the advantages of argument visualisation tools for representing the policy-deliberation process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set of visual principles for depicting argument to support sense-making </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. Questions? Email: {N.J.L.Benn, A.Macintosh}@leeds.ac.uk

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