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Chatbot Design for Argument Harvesting

Chalaguine, LA; Hunter, A; (2018) Chatbot Design for Argument Harvesting. In: Modgil, Sanjay and Budzynska, Katarzyna and Lawrence, John, (eds.) Computational Models of Argument. Proceedings of COMMA 2018. (pp. pp. 457-458). IOS Press: Amsterdam, Netherlands. Green open access

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Abstract

In this paper we present design concepts for a chatbot than can be used for argument acquisition. We call the acquisition of arguments by means of a chatbot argument harvesting. The chatbot asks the user for his or her arguments on a topic of interest. It can also be used to harvest counterargument, values, preferences, as well as information about the user like his/her personal circumstances. The harvested arguments and other attributes have various applications from the instantiation of argument graphs to the development of computational persuasion systems.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Chatbot Design for Argument Harvesting
Event: The Seventh International Conference on Computational Models of Argument (COMMA’18)
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Dates: 12th-14th September 2018
ISBN-13: 978-1-61499-905-8
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-906-5-457
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-906-5-457
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 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode).
Keywords: argument harvesting, argument acquisition, chatbots
UCL classification: UCL
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10058604
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