Augmenting Public Deliberations through Stream Argument Analytics and Visualisations

Brian Plüss, Fabian Sperrle, Valentin Gold, Mennatallah El-Assady, Annette Hautli-Janisz, Katarzyna Budzynska, Chris Reed

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Abstract

Public deliberations are organised by governments and other large institutions to take the views of citizens around controversial issues. Increasing public demand and the associated burden on public funding make the quality of public deliberation events and their outcomes critical to modern democracies. This paper focuses on technology developed around streams of computational argument data intended to inform and improve deliberative communication in real time. Combining state-ofthe-art speech recognition, argument mining, and analytics, we produce dynamic, interactive visualisations intended for nonexperts, deployed incrementally in real time to deliberation participants via large screens, hand-held and personal computing devices. The goal is to bridge the gap between theoretical criteria on deliberation quality from the political sciences and objective analytics calculated automatically from computable argument data in actual public deliberations, presented as a set of visualisations which work on stream data and are simple, yet informative enough to make a positive impact on deliberative outcomes.

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ConferenceLeipzig Symposium on Visualization In Applications
Abbreviated titleLEVIA
CountryGermany
CityLeipzig
Period18/10/1819/10/18
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Speech recognition
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Keywords

  • argument analytics
  • public deliberations
  • deliberative democracy
  • visualisations

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Plüss, B., Sperrle, F., Gold, V., El-Assady, M., Hautli-Janisz, A., Budzynska, K., & Reed, C. (2018). Augmenting Public Deliberations through Stream Argument Analytics and Visualisations. 1-9. Paper presented at Leipzig Symposium on Visualization In Applications, Leipzig, Germany.
Plüss, Brian ; Sperrle, Fabian ; Gold, Valentin ; El-Assady, Mennatallah ; Hautli-Janisz, Annette ; Budzynska, Katarzyna ; Reed, Chris. / Augmenting Public Deliberations through Stream Argument Analytics and Visualisations. Paper presented at Leipzig Symposium on Visualization In Applications, Leipzig, Germany.9 p.
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