I am a PostDoc in the working group of Miriam Butt, Department of Linguistics, and an associate of the Centre for Argument and Technology (ARG-tech) at the University of Dundee, UK. I serve as PI in (and coordinator of) ADD-up, an international research project on augmenting deliberative democracy, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation from 2017 to 2020.

09/19: Talk at Trinitiy College Dublin
The Dublin Computational Linguistics Research Seminar on 13 September will feature my talk on 'Political Negotiations in the Digital Age: From Ex-Post Analysis to Live Debate Technology'.

07/19: Demo paper at ACL 2019 in Florence, Italy
Menna El-Assady is presenting lingvis.io - A Linguistic Visual Analytics Framework for the rapid-prototyping of linguistic, web-based, visual analytics applications.

06/19: Paper at ECA 2019 in Groningen, NL
Kasia Budzynska presented our paper 'Identifying Enthymematic Conflict in Logos and Ethos Structures through Conventional Implicatures' at the European Conference on Argumentation in Groningen, NL, on June 25.

06/19: ADD-up project meeting, University of Göttingen

03/19: CfP out for Vis4DH @ IEEEVis
The call for the 4th Workshop on Visualization for the Digital Humanities (Vis4DH) is out -- the theme of this year is 'Building Trust: Process & Interpretation'. We're looking forward to a diverse number of submissions!

01/19: 'Argumentation & Computers' @ ISSALE 2019
The International Spring School in Advanced Language Engineering (ISSALE) at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, will feature 'Argumentation & Computers' from March 11-15, 2019.

10/18: 'Argumentation & Computers' course @ uni.kn
This winter's syllabus of the Department of Linguistics features the 'Argumentattion & Computers' course where students can get an interdisciplinary view on argumentation and its computation, spanning the fiels of philosophy, linguistics, computer science and artificial intelligence. Check out ILIAS for more information and course materials.

08/18: CELab contribution accepted at ArgDiaP 2018
ArgDiaP 2018 features a CELab contribution titled 'Empirically-driven Formal Model of Ethos'. Authors are Katarzyna Budzynska, Rory Duthie, Annette Hautli-Janisz, Marcin Koszowy, Martin Pereira-Fariña and Brian Plüss.

07/18: Three papers at COMMA 2018 and COMMA workshops accepted
COMMA 2018 (Computational Model of Arguments) will feature three ADD-up contributions. Our demo paper 'ADD-up: Visual Analytics forAugmented Deliberative Democracy’ is a joint paper of VALIDA and ADD-up (authors: Brian Plüss, Mennatallah El-Assady, Fabian Sperrle, Valentin Gold, Katarzyna Budzynska, Annette Hautli-Janisz and Chris Reed), our paper in the ArgPhil workshop is about 'Conventional Implicatures in Computational Argumentation’ (authors are Annette Hautli-Janisz, Brian Plüss, Katarzyna Budzynska, Valentin Gold and Chris Reed) the one in the ArgSoc workshop us titled 'Towards Deliberation Analytics: Stream Processing of Argument Data for Deliberative Communication’ (authors: Valentin Gold, Brian Plüss, Mennatallah El-Assady, Fabian Sperrle, Katarzyna Budzynska, Annette Hautli-Janisz and Chris Reed).

06/18: New Konstanzia Fellow
I'm thrilled to have been selected as Konstanzia Fellow by the Office for Equal Opportunity, Family Affairs and Diversity. My mentor in the next eighteen months will be PD Dr. Katarzyna Budzynska from ARG-tech, University of Dundee, and the Polish Academy of Sciences and we will work on computational ethos, an area in Artificial Intelligence she recently established.

04/18: Article published in 'Digital Scholarship in the Humanities'
Our paper `Visual linguistic analysis of political discussions: Measuring deliberative quality' reports on some VisArgue results and is now published here.

03/18: VisLR III proceedings now online
The proceedings of the VisLR workshop at LREC 2018 are now online here!

01/18: LREC workshop paper accepted
Working together with the economics department at Konstanz, our paper `CoUSBi: A Structured and Visualized Legal Corpus of US State Bills' was accepted in the Workshop on Language Resources and Technologies for the Legal Knowledge Graph. Authors are Aikaterini-Lida Kalouli, Leo Vrana, Vigile Marie Fabella, Luna Bellani and Annette Hautli-Janisz.

12/17: LREC paper accepted
As a result of the work in FOR2011, ''A Multilingual Approach to Question Classification'' was accepted at LREC 2018 in Japan. Authors are: Aikaterini-Lida Kalouli, Katharina Kaiser, Annette Hautli-Janisz, Georg A. Kaiser and Miriam Butt.

11/17: CfP for VisLR III is out
The third edition of the VisLR workshop was accepted at LREC 2018 - for more information see vislr.dbvis.de. The deadline is January 12, 2018. Looking forward to your contributions!

10/17: Argument technology with ARG-tech and the BBC
I was part of the Argument Analytics Team that analyzed BBC Radio 4's Moral Maze on Abortion on Oct 11 2017 and BBC2's Special: Abortion on Trial on October 14. bbc.arg.tech gives more information on the project, for a look behind the scenes go here.

09/17: DGfS 2018 workshop program
The program for our workshop "Why Indeed? Questions at the Interface of Theoretical and Computational Linguistics", held from March 7 - 9 2018 in Stuttgart, Germany, is out!

08/17: Argument & Computation paper out
Mennatallah El-Assady and me analyze rhetorical strategies in German argumentative dialogs -- the paper can be found here.

07/17: ACL demo paper paper out
We present the first web-based Visual Analytics framework for the analysis of multi-party discourse data -- the paper is here.

12/16: VolkswagenStiftung "International Research in Computational Social Sciences" bid successful
Together with my PostDoc co-applicants Valentin Gold (University of Göttingen, Germany) and Brian Plüss (University of Dundee, Scotland), we got funding for our project "Augmented Deliberative Democracy (ADD-up): Computational Enhancement of Large-scale Public Arbitrations in Real Time", running from 2017 to 2020. See http://arg.tech/add-up for more information.