Visser, Jacky

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  • 7 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
20172019
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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.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Amsterdam

Master of Arts, University of Amsterdam

Bachelor of Science, Utrecht University

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Research Output 2017 2019

  • 7 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 4 Article
  • 3 Conference contribution
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Argumentation in the 2016 US Presidential Elections: Annotated corpora of television debates and social media reaction

Visser, J., Konat, B., Duthie, R., Koszowy, M., Budzynska, K. & Reed, C., 9 Feb 2019, In : Language Resources and Evaluation. 32 p.

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presidential election
argumentation
social media
television
discourse analysis
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A Critical Discussion Game for Prohibiting Fallacies

Visser, J., Budzynska, K. & Reed, C., Dec 2018, In : Logic and Logical Philosophy. 27, 4, p. 491-515 25 p.

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Fallacies
Critical Discussion
Argumentation
Software
Interaction
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BBC moral maze: Test your argument

Lawrence, J., Visser, J. & Reed, C., 2018, Computational Models of Argument - Proceedings of COMMA 2018. Modgil, S., Budzynska, K., Lawrence, J. & Budzynska, K. (eds.). IOS Press, Vol. 305. p. 465-466 2 p. (Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications; vol. 305).

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Intertextual correspondence for integrating corpora

Visser, J., Duthie, R., Lawrence, J. & Reed, C., 2018, LREC 2018, Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. Isahara, H., Maegaard, B., Piperidis, S., Cieri, C., Declerck, T., Hasida, K., Mazo, H., Choukri, K., Goggi, S., Mariani, J., Moreno, A., Calzolari, N., Odijk, J. & Tokunaga, T. (eds.). European Language Resources Association, p. 3511-3517 7 p.

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presidential election
social media
group cohesion
television
ability
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Revisiting computational models of argument schemes: Classification, annotation, comparison

Visser, J., Lawrence, J., Wagemans, J. & Reed, C., 2018, Computational Models of Argument - Proceedings of COMMA 2018. Modgil, S., Budzynska, K., Lawrence, J. & Budzynska, K. (eds.). IOS Press, Vol. 305. p. 313-324 12 p. (Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications; vol. 305).

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Prizes

Best student paper award

Jacky Visser (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)