Evaluation of an Argument Visualisation Platform by Experts and Policy Makers

  title={Evaluation of an Argument Visualisation Platform by Experts and Policy Makers},
  author={Efthimios Tambouris and Efpraxia Dalakiouridou and Eleni Panopoulou and Konstantinos A. Tarabanis},
Argument visualisation (AV) tools enable structured debates around issues, positions and arguments. These tools have the potential to substantially improve transparency e.g. by enabling understanding complex legislation and debating. In this paper we present the results of the evaluation of an AV platform by experts and policy makers. The results suggest the potential of such tools is large particularly for understanding complex legislation and debates. The results indicate an AV tool can be… 

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