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Cohere: Towards Web 2.0 Argumentation

Buckingham Shum, Simon (2008). Cohere: Towards Web 2.0 Argumentation. In: Proc. COMMA'08: 2nd International Conference on Computational Models of Argument, 28-30 May 2008, Toulouse, France, IOS Press, pp. 97–108.

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Students, researchers and professional analysts lack effective tools to make personal and collective sense of problems while working in distributed teams. Central to this work is the process of sharing–and contesting–interpretations via different forms of argument. How does the 'Web 2.0' paradigm challenge us to deliver useful, usable tools for online argumentation? This paper reviews the current state of the art in Web Argumentation, describes key features of the Web 2.0 orientation, and identifies some of the tensions that must be negotiated in bringing these worlds together. It then describes how these design principles are interpreted in Cohere, a web tool for social bookmarking, idea-linking, and argument visualization.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2008 The Authors, IOS Press
ISBN: 1-58603-859-1, 978-1-58603-859-5
ISSN: 0922-6389
Keywords: argumentation tools; argument visualization; usability; Web 2.0
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 10421
Depositing User: Simon Buckingham Shum
Date Deposited: 29 May 2008
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 15:47
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