Preliminary investigation of a tool for collaborative auditing of public policy argumentation

Richard Griffiths

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Abstract

The very early development stages of a collaborative argumentations system entitled Pacisco is described. At this point particular emphasis is on the interface and interaction design of the analytic functionality. Three examples of open-access collaborative argumentation systems currently available on the Web are examined briefly to provide a context for the development of a new system. The approach of Pacisco is differentiated from its predecessors as encouraging detailed comprehension and auditing of debate rather than establishing outright victory for one position. The argumentation schema employed is based on that described by Stephen Toulmin in ‘The Uses of Argument' (1958), but modified to enable chains of reasoning to be captured. To provide a context for development of the prototype, four fundamental requirements are identified; integrate well with other web systems, allow only anonymous contribution, be intrinsically secure, be transparent. How these requirements should be represented in the design is indicated. The proposed development process is described briefly.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the COOP 2014 Workshop on Collaborative Technologies in Democratic Processes
Place of PublicationNice
Pages111-119
Number of pages9
Volume11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
EventProceedings of the COOP 2014 Workshop on Collaborative Technologies in Democratic Processes - Nice, France
Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …

Publication series

NameInternational Reports on Socio-informatics

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the COOP 2014 Workshop on Collaborative Technologies in Democratic Processes
Period1/01/14 → …

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    Griffiths, R. (2014). Preliminary investigation of a tool for collaborative auditing of public policy argumentation. In Proceedings of the COOP 2014 Workshop on Collaborative Technologies in Democratic Processes (Vol. 11, pp. 111-119). (International Reports on Socio-informatics).. http://www.iisi.de/fileadmin/IISI/upload/IRSI/IRSI_Vol11-Iss1_2014-Collaborative-Technologies-in-Democratic-ProcessesFinal.pdf