Towards a Structured Online Consultation Tool

  • Adam Wyner
  • Katie Atkinson
  • Trevor Bench-Capon
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6847)


The Structured Online Consultation tool (SCT) is a component tool in the IMPACT Project which is used to construct and present detailed surveys that solicit feedback from the public concerning issues in public policy. The tool is underwritten by a computational model of argumentation, incorporating fine-grained, interconnected argumentation schemes. While the public responds to easy to understand questions, the answers can be assimilated into a structured framework for analytic purposes, supporting automated reasoning about arguments.


policy-making online consultation argumentation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adam Wyner
    • 1
  • Katie Atkinson
    • 1
  • Trevor Bench-Capon
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

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