Funding

Currently Funded Projects

  • The AHRC-funded Trajectories of Conflict project will work with the UN Security Council and provide a range of insights into the ways in which conflicts evolve there (2021-2024).
  • The VW Foundation are funding a project to construct a Deliberation Laboratory (2021-2024).
  • The ESRC-funded Fake News Immunity project for helping combat the COVID infodemic (2020-2021).
  • The DSTL-funded work on argumentation and hypothesis management under the SERAPIS framework (2020-2021).
  • The VW Foundation-funded project on Augmented Deliberative Democracy (ADD-up) is deploying argument technology in participatory processes of government (2017-2021).

Recently Completed Projects

  • The EU-funded project on Council of Coaches aims to combine argument technology with coaching skills (2017-2020).
  • The DASA-funded Dialogical Fingerprinting project aims to identify conversational roles in natural communication (2018-2019).
  • The EPSRC-funded project on Example-Driven Machine-Human Collaboration in Mathematics aims to develop mixed-initiative mathematics in which multiple parties, both human and machine, collaborate in order to produce novel research mathematics. (2017-2018)
  • The EPSRC-funded project Argument Mining is exploring new techniques for automatically extracting reasoning from unrestricted text (2016-2019).
  • The EPSRC-funded project Built Environment for Social Inclusion in the Digital Economy (BESIDE) is using structured argument-based dialogue games for knowledge elicitation (2013-2017).
  • The TSB/EPSRC-funded project Argument Analytics (2015-2016) is in partnership with specialist software developer J & L Technology
  • The Leverhulme-funded project Dialogue-based Exploration of Argument and Mediation Space (DREAMS) project is working with mediators to understand the dynamics of dialogical argument in mediation (2013-2016).
  • The EPSRC-funded project Grumpy Old Debate (GOD) is examining the ways in which debate can be used for engaging the digitally excluded (2012-2015).
  • The JISC-NEH-funded project Digging by Debating is exploring the use of debate as a tool for navigating arguments in very large data sets such as Google Books (2012-2014).
  • The EPSRC-funded Dialectical Argumentation Machines (DAM) project deployed argumentation technologies online (2009-2013).