The Web Deb Project

Project: Research

Project Details


The aim of the project is to enable the logical storage of arguments used in any kind of public debate (political, scientific, societal ...). It is based on the fact that any text is made of a complex blend of assertions, which may take the form of a descriptive, prescriptive, appreciative or performative statement. By taking these statements as "basic blocks", we are willing to structure a database in which various objects (statements, actors, references, themes ...) will be connected.

The project aims at developing an application in the form of a collaborative open source platform that will, firstly, display the various positions and justifications of different actors on each assertion and, secondly, that will map the links between assertions.

This platform will be accompanied by various extension and importation plug-ins. In addition to teaching and research, the platform will also serve the general public, organizations, the media and, ultimately, the industrial world.
Short titleWEBDEB
Effective start/end date1/09/1431/01/18

Attachment to an Research Institute in UNAMUR

  • NADI


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  • Public Debates on the Web

    Gilson, F., Bittar, A. & Schobbens, P., Jun 2017, Web Engineering - 17th International Conference, ICWE 2017, Proceedings. Cabot, J., De Virgilio, R. & Torlone, R. (eds.). Rome: Springer, Vol. 10360. p. 520-532 13 p. 37. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 10360 LNCS).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Catalog/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution