Development of debate website

OData support
Supervisor:
Dr. Strausz György
Department of Measurement and Information Systems

We cannot avoid participating in debates on a daily basis that unfortunately often give such results that are less than favourable to any of the involved parties. An undesirable case can lead to a trial or maybe a parliamentary debate where it is impossible to reach an optimal decision without proper structure to the debate.

Whether we are on one or the other end of the scale, there is a need for digital support. When trying to model such problems the most evident solution is with reasoning sys-tems that is a widely used approach in the field of expert systems. The goal of these methods is to approximate the informal human debates as closely as possible using com-puter systems and by evaluating them we can find the optimal conclusion. They can also help us accept the results more easily by describing the models in text, graph, or other visual forms.

My thesis introduces one such system addressing topics such as the science of argumen-tation and its approaches using rule based systems to realize argumentations in a digital environment and also describe the main principles of the RDF (Resource Description Framework) database. My goal was to create a website that can help in conducting de-bates using these technologies. Since an argument can also be interpreted as a graph of individual arguments the webpage will be able to visualize it graphically.

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