The aim of this research initiative is to develop the
foundations for an automatic system that allows
for an extraction of prosodic information (intonation, pauses, etc.) of spoken data and connects this information
with a syntactic and semantic analysis, thus allowing the user to obtain information on the pragmatic
content of a statement.
The interdisciplinary research initiative consisting of political science (PI Holzinger), linguistics (PIs Braun, Butt, Dehé, Romero) and computer and information science (PI Keim) facilitates the exchange of and the interaction between different ranges of expertise, thus allowing for a deep and thorough development of the topic from an interdisciplinary perspective. In addition to focusing on interface issues between prosody, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, primarily with respect to political argumentation, we are exploring the use of Visual Analytics for linguistic analysis.