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Perception :: 21. 09. 2007 ::
:: Perception of Consensus in Argumentative Debates
  Guillaume Cabanac
University of Toulouse (France)
  The purpose of this experiment is to learn more about human perception of consensus in argumentative discussions. As a computer scientist, I intend to measure how close a "social validation" algorithm is from human perception of consensus. This study involves identifying and synthesizing opinions in argumentative debates. Completing the experiment should take around 30-40 minutes. You will be given a login and password, so you may interrupt the experiment at any time and come back later to finish it. Your participation will contribute to improve debates summarization algorithms, which are useful for reducing readers' cognitive load.
In order to participate in this experiment you will need the free Java Runtime Environment (a link is provided).