DISPUTool -- A tool for the Argumentative Analysis of Political Debates

runner-up (second place) of the Application Impact award at IJCAI 2019

Shohreh Haddadan, Elena Cabrio, Serena Villata. DISPUTool -- A tool for the Argumentative Analysis of Political Debates. IJCAI 19 - 28th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Aug 2019, Macao, Macau SAR China. pp.6524-6526, ⟨10.24963/ijcai.2019/944⟩. ⟨hal-02381055⟩
Natural Language Processing, Argument Mining, Political Debates

Political debates are the means used by political candidates to put forward and justify their positions in front of the electors with respect to the issues at stake. Argument mining is a novel research area in Artificial Intelligence, aiming at analyzing discourse on the pragmatics level and applying a certain argumentation theory to model and automatically analyze textual data. In this paper, the authors present DISPUTool, a tool designed to ease the work of historians and social science scholars in analyzing the argumentative content of political speeches. More precisely, DISPUTool allows to explore and automatically identify argumentative components over the 39 political debates from the last 50 years of US presidential campaigns (1960-2016).