Constructive Adpositional Argumentation

This project aims at developing a high-precision method for representing linguistic and pragmatic aspects of argumentative discourse. For this purpose, the formal toolbox of Constructive Adpositional Grammars (CxAdGrams) is combined with the argument classification framework of the Periodic Table of Arguments (PTA). We are specifically interested in providing a rigorous description of linguistic phenomena in the form of models that capture their essence and are suitable for human as well as machine processing, with possible connections with psycho-linguistics and cognitive sciences.

Activities and publications

Gobbo, F., & Wagemans, J.H.M. (2020). Representing second-order arguments with Adpositional Argumentation (AdArg). In C. Dutilh Novaes, H. Jansen, J.A. van Laar & B. Verheij (Eds.), Reason to dissent: Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Argumentation, Volume II (pp. 315-326). London: College Publications.

Gobbo, F., Benini, M., & Wagemans, J.H.M. (2019). Annotation with Adpositional Argumentation: Guidelines for building a Gold Standard Corpus of argumentative discourse. Intelligenza Artificiale, 13(2), 155-172.

Gobbo, F., & Wagemans, J.H.M. (2019). Adpositional Argumentation (AdARg): A new method for representing linguistic and pragmatic information about argumentative discourse. In S. Doutre & T. de Lima (Eds.), Actes 13èmes Journées d’Intelligence Artificielle Fondamentale (JIAF 2019) (pp. 101-107). Association française pour l’Intelligence Artificielle.

Gobbo, F., & Wagemans, J.H.M. (2019). Building argumentative adpositional trees: Towards a high precision method for reconstructing arguments in natural language. In B.J. Garssen, D. Godden, G.R. Mitchell & J.H.M. Wagemans (Eds.), Proceedings of the Ninth Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation (pp. 408-420). Amsterdam: SIC SAT.

Gobbo, F., & Wagemans, J.H.M. (2019). A method for reconstructing first-order arguments in natural language. In P. Dondio & L. Longo (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Advances in Argumentation in Artificial Intelligence (AI^3 2018), co-located with the 17th International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AI*IA 2018), Trento, Italy, November 20-23, 2018 (pp. 27-41). Aachen: Sun SITE Central Europe.