Argumentation technologies
  • Araucaria-PL - a Polish version of a software tool Araucaria supporting argument analysis; a project developed in the cooperation with Chris Reed (University of Dundee, UK) within the framework of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education Program “Support for International Mobility of Scientists”
  • ArgDB-pl - a Polish online corpus of analyzed argumentation, using the open AIF standard for argument representation; a project developed in the cooperation with Chris Reed (University of Dundee, UK) within the framework of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education Program “Support for International Mobility of Scientists”
  • PERSEUS - a research project dedicated to model-checking techniques for the verification of properties of persuasion in multi-agent systems; managed together with Magdalena Kacprzak

Funded projects

-- Current:
  • Recognizing Trust in Natural Language
    -- processing and evaluation of trust in speaker’s credibility is crucial for many different sectors of industry such as e.g. reviews that provide the main source of information for users of online shopping networks such as Amazon and eBay, and travel sites as TripAdvisor. The goal of the project is to build a prototype of a system for semi-automatic identification and exploration through big maps of arguments linked to the credibility of their providers;
    --  an EPSRC DTG-funded PhD studentship (British Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council); the project is worth £70k (€87k); 01.2015-07.2018 University of Dundee
  • Argument Analytics
    -- the research is placed on the border of the areas of computer models of argument, natural language processing and big data. The project selects two of the most promising technologies with differing risk profiles - argument mapping and argument mining - and aims to develop industrial proof of concept demonstrators that integrate them as Argument Analytics platform technologies in a commercial market estimated to be worth £11bn in 2013;
    -- the project funded in the program of the British Technology Strategy Board, TSB (Technology-inspired innovation - ICT); the project is worth just under £0.5m of which £130k (€160k) comes to Dundee; to be developed with an industrial partner (SME); 11.2014-03.2016 University of Dundee; the principal investigator (PI): Katarzyna Budzynska, CI: Chris Reed
  • CoRDA: Natural Language Corpus Resources for Studying Dialogical Arguments
    -- the aim the project is to explore techniques of extraction of arguments performed in a dialogical context from the resources in natural language;
    -- the project funded by Swiss Scientific Exchange Programme NMS-CH (Sciex-NMSch); the funds awarded: 60,000 CHF (€50,000); 10.2013-09.2014 Institute of Argumentation, Linguistics and Semiotics, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland; Home mentor: Katarzyna Budzynska, Host mentor: Andrea Rocci, Fellow: Olena Yaskorska
  • Exploring Rhetorical Strategies in a Dialogue
    -- the aim of the project is to revolutionize our understanding of how people influence the course of communication and how logic models dialogue and rhetorical strategies typical in social practice;
    -- the project funded in the OPUS2 program of the Polish National Science Centre; the funds awarded: 171,000 PLN (€42,000); 08.2012-07.2015 Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences; the principal investigator: Katarzyna Budzynska

  • -- Previous:
  • The Structure of Persuasive Communication
    -- the project aimed at connecting models of structure of communication delivered by argumentation theory with the elaboration likelihood model studied in the social psychology;
    -- the research was funded by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education; the funds awarded: 30.000 PLN (€7,300); 04.2010 – 04.2012 Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw; the principal investigator: Katarzyna Budzynska
  • Persuasive Argumentation
    -- the aim of the project was to extend existing models of argumentation with the aspect of its persuasive function; the project delivered the Polish version of Araucaria system and the ArgDB-pl corpus;
    -- the research was funded by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education program “Support for International Mobility of Scientist” (III edition); the funds awarded: 203.200 PLN (€49,000); 10.2009 – 09.2010 School of Computing, University of Dundee UK; the principal investigator: Katarzyna Budzynska

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