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Using Computational Argumentation to Support E-participation
September/October 2009 (vol. 24 no. 5)
pp. 42-52
Dan Cartwright, University of Liverpool
Katie Atkinson, University of Liverpool

The Parmenides e-participation forum uses argumentation schemes to structure proposals for political action and argumentation frameworks to computationally evaluate users' responses.

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Index Terms:
transforming e-government and e-participation through IT, e-government, e-participation, tools for e-participation, decision support, applications of argumentation, argumentation schemes, argumentation frameworks
Citation:
Dan Cartwright, Katie Atkinson, "Using Computational Argumentation to Support E-participation," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 42-52, Sept.-Oct. 2009, doi:10.1109/MIS.2009.104
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