Rory Duthie wins Best Paper at COMMA

Posted by chris on September 16, 2016

We are delighted to report that Rory Duthie has been awarded Best Student Paper Prize at the 6th International Conference on Computational Models of Argument (COMMA 2016) in Potsdam. Rory has just started the second year of his PhD under the supervision of Katarzyna Budzynska, and was awarded the prize for his paper, Mining Ethos in Political Debate.

Argumentation and ARG-tech in New Scientist

Posted by chris on September 15, 2016

In a great bit of profile-raising for the research areas of computational models of argument and argument mining, the British popular science magazine, New Scientist, has a feature on the topic in its current issue. The article includes some description of our work with IBM and with the BBC Moral Maze data. In addition, the feature is further highlighted by a leader article.

ARG-tech at COMMA

Posted by chris on September 12, 2016

The Centre for Argument Technology is delighted to again have a strong showing at the Conference on Computational Models of Argument. This is the 6th edition of the biennial COMMA and is being hosted in Potsdam this week.


Members of the Centre have contributed to a total of four papers at the conference:

  • Duthie, R., Budynska, K & Reed, C.A. (2016) “Mining Ethos in Political Debate”
  • Janier, M., Snaith, M., Budzynska, K., Lawrence, J. & Reed, C.A. (2016) “A System for Dispute Mediation: The Mediation Dialogue Game”
  • Lawrence, J. & Reed, C.A. (2016) “Argment Mining using Argumentation Scheme Structures”
  • Lawrence, J., Duthie, R. Budzysnka, K. & Reed, C.A. (2016) “Argument Analytics”

In addition we have two further papers in the COMMA workshop on Foundations of the Language of Argumentation:

  • Koszowy, M. & Budzynska, K. (2016) “Towards a Model for Ethotic Structures in Dialogical Context”
  • Konat, B., Budzynska, K. & Saint-Dizier, P. (2016) “Rephrase in Argument Structure”

Finally, Kasia Budzynska is also delivering a keynote at the COMMA Summer School on Argumentation:

  • Budzynska, K. “Arguments and Ethos in Dialogical Context”

We look forward to seeing you there.