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European Network for Argumentation and Public Policy Analysis

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Argument Reasoning Comprehension

Reasoning is a crucial part of natural language argumentation. To comprehend an argument, one must analyze its warrant, which explains why its claim follows from its premises. As arguments are highly contextualized, warrants are usually presupposed and left implicit. Thus, the comprehension does not only require language understanding and logic skills, but also depends on common sense. We provide a…

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303 readers’ comments on the 2010 Brazilian Presidential Election, published in two Portuguese newspapers

The dataset integrates the Portuguese funded project “Female Online Participation: redefining the public sphere” (2010-2011). The team has focused on a variety of online public spheres, ranging from the traditionally political to the more unconventional political. The diverse case studies that integrated this project were subjected to a common analysis grid, with variables designed to define the discursive mode of…

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In-depth Interviews with 10 journalists and editors on the topic of online comments’ moderation conducted between 2013 and 2014

The interviews were conducted in the period of my post-doctoral research (2012-2015), which focused, among other aspects, on the Portuguese journalists’ views and attitudes on audience participation, particularly online comments. The main purpose of these interviews was to explore the ways by which diverse Portuguese print media outlets are handling audience participation in the online environment, drawing on the perspectives…

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