Category Archives: Technology

Rethinking Debates project kicks off with full-length feature on EDV

Earlier this week, EDV was the subject of a full-length feature in the  Rethinking Debates  project. This is the first of a global series of reports on the impact of technology on the electoral process, launched by Civic Hall, a US-based community centre for the world’s civic innovators. After interviewing EDV’s PI Stephen Coleman from […]

EDV at ECA Lisbon 2015

Last week, I attended the 1st European Conference on Argumentation, 9-12 June 2015, in Lisbon, Portugal. EDV contributed a paper on our analysis of Fair Play: a semi-automatic method to determine how well participants in an election debate follow the “rules of the game”. In this case, the method uses democratic entitlements as the basis for these rules. The slides […]

EDV at ACM TVX 2015

Las week, we presented Democratic Replay as a work-in-progress paper at TVX 2015, the ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for Television and Online Video, held in Brussels, 3rd-5th June 2015.TVX brings together research and recent developments in academia and industry in a single-track joint venue. The conference opened with a keynote by Jacob Shwirtz, Chief […]

Cover feature in March/April Issue of KMi Review

EDV is the cover story of the latest KMi Review, the periodical publication of the OU’s Knowledge Media Institute presenting research highlights, awards, events and other news. The article describes the research we carried out over the 2015 General Election leaders’ debates earlier this month, focusing on Democratic Reflection and on the elicitation of instant audience feedback. You […]

EDV showcase at the OU’s Charter Day Learn About Fair

Last week, EDV had a spot on in KMi’s stand on this year’s OU Learn About Fair. The Fair, part of the University’s Charter Day on 23rd April 2015, is an opportunity for showcasing research and innovation across the OU. Our stand featured the latest version of Democratic Replay with enhanced video replays of the recent ITV Leaders’ Debate and one last […]

Democratic Reflection: first user testing event

Yesterday evening, a group of 12 OU postgraduate students and members of staff watched the second of Clegg-Farage 2014 Europe debate while they tested the first version of Democratic Reflection, a digital implementation of the audience feedback method we piloted with flashcards last year.   Democratic Reflection is available as a mobile web application, that participants could access from their […]

EDV talk at Leeds’ Political Communication Research Group

Last Thursday 16 October, Leeds’ Political Communication and the OU team members presented EDV at a Political Communication Research Group seminar in the School of Media and Communication of the University of Leeds. Details of the event and links to the slides are available below. Election Debate Visualisation Project This event took place on 16th […]

EDV at the SICSA Workshop on Argument Mining 2014

Earlier this month, EDV joined the SICSA Workshop on Argument Mining 2014 held at the Centre for Argument Technology of the University of Dundee, Scotland. The focus of the meeting was on the semi-automatic and automatic extraction of arguments from unstructured natural language text from the perspective of information extraction, information retrieval and computational linguistics. The […]