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Invited Talk: Assist.-Prof. Dr. Joonsuk Park - "Evaluative Argument Mining and Its Applications"
25 Apr
25. Apr. 2023 | 17:00 - 18:30
Invited Talk

Invited Talk: Assist.-Prof. Dr. Joonsuk Park - "Evaluative Argument Mining and Its Applications"

We like to invite you to our upcoming invited talk by Assist.-Prof. Dr. Joonsuk Park from the University of Richmond, VA, USA. The talk will take place on Tuesday, April 25, 17:00 Uhr, 3403-A141 (Appelstr. 11):


Assist.-Prof. Dr. Joonsuk Park

University of Richmond, VA, USA


Time and location

Wednesday, April 26, 16:00, 3408-1630 (Appelstr. 9A)



Evaluative Argument Mining and Its Applications



The ease of internet access has significantly increased the number of user comments authored by inexperienced writers. Despite the potential usefulness of such comments, readers face the daunting task of sifting through copious amounts of uninformative content to extract relevant information. One popular approach to deal with this problem is to build systems that can help the readers by recommending well-written comments or summarizing available information. We, however, consider the problem from the perspective of the commenters: Can we build a system that can guide the commenters to write “better” comments? Such an approach would enhance the overall quality of textual content online and complement existing solutions for reader assistance.

In this talk, I will present the core components of an automated system to assist commenters in constructing better-structured arguments in their comments. These include: (1) A monological argumentation model to capture the evaluability of arguments in the online setting, (2) A classifier for determining an appropriate type of support (either reason or evidence) for propositions comprising user comments, (3) A classifier for identifying support relations present in user comments. I will also discuss how this system can be applied to practical applications such as assistive commenting interfaces and recommendation systems.



Joonsuk Park is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, also affiliated with the Linguistics Program, at the University of Richmond. Currently, he is a visiting scholar at NAVER AI Lab. His research interests primarily lie in argument mining, fact verification and ethics, with publications at major NLP conferences such as ACL, EMNLP, and NAACL. He has also won several grants and awards, including the Jeffress Trust Awards Program in Interdisciplinary Research.


External participants (i.e. neither students nor employees of LUH) are kindly requested to send a short, informal email to to register.


Assist.-Prof. Dr. Joonsuk Park

University of Richmond, VA, USA

Event organiser/s


25. Apr. 2023
17:00 - 18:30


Building: 3408
Room: 1630
Appelstr. 9A
30167 Hannover
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