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Argument harvesting using chatbots

Chalaguine, LA; Hamilton, FL; Hunter, A; Potts, HWW; (2018) Argument harvesting using chatbots. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications , 305 pp. 149-160. 10.3233/978-1-61499-906-5-149. Green open access

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Abstract

Much research in computational argumentation assumes that arguments can be obtained in some way. Yet, to improve and apply models of argument, we need methods for acquiring them. Current approaches include argument mining from text, hand coding of arguments by researchers, or generating arguments from knowledge bases. In this paper, we propose a new approach, which we call argument harvesting, that uses a chatbot to enter into a dialogue with a participant to get arguments and counterarguments from him or her. Because it is automated, the chatbot can be used repeatedly in many dialogues, and thereby it can generate a large corpus. We describe the architecture of the chatbot, provide methods for clustering arguments by their similarity and value, and an evaluation of our approach in a case study concerning attitudes of women to participation in sport.

Type: Article
Title: Argument harvesting using chatbots
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-906-5-149
Publisher version: http://ebooks.iospress.nl/volume/computational-mod...
Language: English
Additional information: © 2018 The authors and IOS Press. This article is published online with Open Access by IOS Press and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0).
Keywords: argument harvesting, chatbots, value-based argumentation, behaviour change
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10056365
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