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A Social Collaboration Argumentation System for Generating Multi-Faceted Answers in Question and Answer Communities
Ricky J. Sethi, Yolanda Gil

Last modified: 2011-08-24

Abstract


In this paper, we propose an innovative approach for the development of social collaboration argumentation systems. These systems enable a community to collaboratively create answers to questions where many possible answers, or nuanced perspectives on a single answer, can be posited. We examine the emergence of critical reasoning via crowdsourced structured discussions, which are built upon a graph-theoretic framework populated by atomic argumentation components. Finally, we address the design of the online community to best facilitate this interaction. Our main contribution is the rationale and design of the system, which can easily be extended to build a general eLearning framework.

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