We’re blogging our thoughts, and will be posting research publicationstalks, videos and demosproject briefings, software, and datasets as the project unfolds.



Videos and Demos

EDV Project Briefings

The EDV team will be releasing a series of briefings as the research progresses, intended to disseminate different aspects of the project to a general audience.

Below are the first four EDV Project Briefings. They describe our focus group research into voters’ thoughts, concerns and desires in connection with election debates (What Do Voters Want from Televised Election Debates?); our views on how technology can help address some of these issues (Envisaging the Future of Election Debate Replays); our ideas on how to help debate-viewers detect communicational strategies from the politicians that could result manipulating or confusing (Rhetoric and the Rules of the Game); and a novel approach to letting viewers have a say during the debate (A Novel Method for Capturing Instant, Nuanced Audience Feedback to Televised Election Debates).

 EDV briefing 2014.01                                               EDV briefing 2014.02


                 EDV briefing 2014.03               EDV briefing 2014.04

Work is already in progress to produce one more briefing on designed visualisations that enhance the debate viewing experience. Watch this spot for future releases…
Meantime, here are key publications from the team which set the context for EDV. See their personal pages for more.

Buckingham Shum, S. (2003). The Roots of Computer-Supported Argument Visualization. In: Kirschner, P.A., Buckingham Shum, S. and Carr, C. (Eds) Visualizing Argumentation: Software Tools for Collaborative and Educational Sense-Making. London: Springer-Verlag, pp.3-24. [pdf]

Coleman, S. (2010). Leaders in the Living Room – the Prime Ministerial Debates of 2010: Evidence, Evaluation and Some Recommendations. Oxford: Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.

Coleman, S. (2013). Debate on television: The spectacle of deliberation, Television and New Media. 14.1: pp.20-30.

Coleman, S. and Moss, G. (2012) Under Construction: The Field of Online Deliberation Research. Journal of Information Technology & Politics (Special Issue on Online Deliberation: Developments and Future Directions), 9 (1), (Feb. 2012), pp.1-15.

De Liddo, A. and Buckingham Shum, S. (2010). Capturing and Representing Deliberation in Participatory Planning Practices. In: Fourth International Conference on Online Deliberation (OD2010), 30 Jun – 2 Jul 2010, Leeds, UK.

Moss, G.S. and Coleman, S. (2013). Deliberative Manoeuvres in the Digital Darkness: E-Democracy Policy in the UK. British Journal of Politics and InternationalRelations. 4th feb. 2013. doi: 10.1111/1467-856X.12004

Plüss, B., (2010). Non-Cooperation in Dialogue. Proceedings of the ACL 2010 Student Research Workshop, pp. 1-6, Uppsala, Sweden, 11-16 July 2010. [pdf | poster ]

Plüss, B., Piwek, P. and Power, R. (2011). Modelling Non-Cooperative Dialogue: the Role of Conversational Games and Discourse Obligations. Proceedings of SemDial 2011, the 15th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue, Los Angeles, California, 21-23 September 2011. [pdf | poster]

Plüss, B., (2013). A Computational Model of Non-Cooperation in Natural Language Dialogue. PhD Thesis. The Open University.