An abstract framework for modeling argumentation in virtual communities

Groza, Tudor, Handschuh, Siegfried, Breslin, John G. and Decker, Stefan (2009) An abstract framework for modeling argumentation in virtual communities. International Journal of Virtual Communities and Social Networking, 1 3: 37-49.


Author Groza, Tudor
Handschuh, Siegfried
Breslin, John G.
Decker, Stefan
Title An abstract framework for modeling argumentation in virtual communities
Journal name International Journal of Virtual Communities and Social Networking   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1942-9010
1942-9029
Publication date 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.4018/jvcsn.2009070103
Volume 1
Issue 3
Start page 37
End page 49
Total pages 13
Place of publication Hershey, PA, United States
Publisher IGI Global
Language eng
Abstract Classic argumentative discussions can be found in a variety of domains from traditional scientific publishing to today’s modern social software. An interactive argumentative discussion usually consists of an initial proposition stated by a single creator, followed by supporting propositions or counter-propositions from other contributors, usually part of the same virtual community. Thus, the actual argumentation semantics is hidden in the content created by the contributors. Although there are approaches that try to deal with this challenge, most of them focus on a particular domain, limiting the scope of the argumentation to that domain only. In this article, the authors describe an abstract model for argumentation which captures the semantics independently of the domain. Following a modularized approach, the authors also take into account additional important aspects of the argumentation, like the provenance information or its evolution (the temporal side). Consequently, they present a possible usage of the framework in the context of virtual communities.
Keyword Argumentation framework
Ontologies
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Publications
 
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