Augmented Deliberative Democracy (ADD-up)
- Valentin Gold (University of Goettingen, Göttingen, Germany)
The aim of the ADD-up project is to build a computerized support system for face-to-face public deliberations. The system is intended to run in parallel to a debate, taking as input a live stenographic feed and processing it utterance by utterance based on a statistical model of deliberative communication. It then provides participants with an augmented view of the ongoing debate via large analytical displays. To this end, the ADD-up project combines recent advances in computational linguistics and visual analytics. In this talk, we focus on the statistical approach for the automatic detection of argument structures, and on the perspectives for delivering effective visual interventions based on those structures.