ACCEPT: PERSPECTIVIZED ARGUMENT KNOWLEDGE GRAPHS FOR DELIBERATION SUPPORT (2021 – 2024)

ACCEPT: Perspectivized Argument Knowledge Graphs for Deliberation Support

accept A joint project between Prof. Anette Frank (ICL, Heidelberg University) and Prof. Philipp Cimiano (University of Bielefeld) in the 2nd phase of the DFG priority program RATIO: Robust Argumentation Machines

In ACCEPT we aim to create systems that are able to perform deep understanding of debated issues and analysis of

potential implications of envisaged decisions,
how these may affect interested parties, and
how to weight their potential consequences,

in order to find optimal and widely accepted solutions on debated issues.

The project aims to push the limits beyond prior work in computational argumentation, by designing systems that are able to

address issues not discussed before.

We aim to do this

  • by creating argumentation systems that leverage knowledge resources to perform knowledge-based reasoning, using both sub-symbolic modeling using neural models and symbolic modeling using knowledge graphs, and
  • by representing, contextualizing and enriching arguments in a multi-factorial argument knowledge graph that includes stakeholder perspectives and their interests, values and goals.

Based on the argument knowledge graph we will develop methods that analyze debated issues from multiple perspectives and learn to reason towards solutions, in order to support users with interpretable deliberation support.

We build on own research conducted in the ExpLAIN project in the first project phase of RATIO. Plesase consult our webpage.

NEWS

Nov 2021

Congratulations to Juri Opitz and all team members for earning the award Best Paper Award in the Eighth ArgMining Workshop@EMNLP, for Explainable Unsupervised Argument Similarity Rating with Abstract Meaning Representation and Conclusion Generation !

Nov 2021

Anette Frank will give a panel talk in the Eighth ArgMining Workshop @EMNLP.

Oct 2021

Philipp Cimiano will give an invited talk at ArgKG @ AKBC 2021.

Oct 2021

Anette Frank will give an invited talk at CLAR 2021, the 4th International Conference on Logic and Argumentation, Hangzhou, China.

Sep 2021

Two papers accepted from members of ACCEPT

Aug 2021

A new paper accepted at TACL!

  • Weisfeiler-Leman in the BAMBOO: Novel AMR Graph Metrics and a Benchmark for AMR Graph Similarity, by Juri Opitz, Angel Daza and Anette Frank. To appear.
  • Already available on ArXiv.
Congratulations!

PEOPLE

PIs

Anette Frank

Prof. Anette Frank

Head of the NLP Group Heidelberg University
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Semantic NLP for advanced & situated Natural Language Understanding
Philipp Cimiano

Prof. Philipp Cimiano

Head of Semantic Computing Group University of Bielefeld
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Knowledge Representation and Natural Language Processing

Doctoral Researchers

Philipp Heinisch

Philipp Heinisch

MSc Informatics PhD Student
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University of Bielefeld
Juri Opitz

Juri Opitz

MA Computational Linguistics PhD Student Computational Linguistics
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Heidelberg University
Philipp Wiesenbach

Philipp Wiesenbach

MA Computational Linguistics PhD Student Computational Linguistics
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Heidelberg University

Student Assistants

Nadia Arslan

Student Research Assistant
in the ACCEPT project
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Heidelberg University

Mingyang He

Student Research Assistant
in the ACCEPT project
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Heidelberg University

Selected Publications

Weisfeiler-Leman in the BAMBOO: Novel AMR Graph Metrics and a Benchmark for AMR Graph Similarity

Opitz, J., Daza, A., Frank, A. (2021)

Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL).

Explainable Unsupervised Argument Similarity Rating with Abstract Meaning Representation and Conclusion Generation

Opitz, J., Heinisch, P., Wiesenbach, P., Cimiano, P., Frank, A. (2021)

Proceedings of the Eighth ArgMining Workshop, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.