An Online Annotation Assistant for Argument Schemes

WS 2019  ·  John Lawrence, Jacky Visser, Chris Reed ·

Understanding the inferential principles underpinning an argument is essential to the proper interpretation and evaluation of persuasive discourse. Argument schemes capture the conventional patterns of reasoning appealed to in persuasion... The empirical study of these patterns relies on the availability of data about the actual use of argumentation in communicative practice. Annotated corpora of argument schemes, however, are scarce, small, and unrepresentative. Aiming to address this issue, we present one step in the development of improved datasets by integrating the Argument Scheme Key {--} a novel annotation method based on one of the most popular typologies of argument schemes {--} into the widely used OVA software for argument analysis. read more

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