|Principal Investigators:|| Katharina Holzinger
|Research Staff:|| Marius Bayer
In the political science part of the project, the
central proposition of the deliberative theory of democracy will be tested:
in deliberative communication, actors give up on
their individual preferences in favour of collective interests.
In order to test whether this really does happen in
deliberative argumentation, experimental negotiation games will be conducted. It is an essential aim of the project to develop an instrument
for automated measurement of the communication, so as to be able to work with a large amount of text and to be able to visualize
the results of the analyses. The goal is to develop linguistic operationalisations of deliberation in order to distinguish
deliberative communication from non-deliberative
communication. Computational tools can then be created for the
of relevant features. In particular, we will couple
this automatic extraction with methods from Visual Analytics in
order to allow for an interactive hypothesis exploration and
Prosody is able to decisively contribute to the identification of the communicative function and to the disambiguation of certain utterances. The project part B01 therefore aims at connecting the prosodic attributes with the syntactic, semantic and pragmatic attributes on the basis of the spontaneous speech data from the negotiation experiments in such a way, that a more precise identification and measurement of deliberative communication succeeds.