The Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus cordially invites you to the Seminar entitled: – A social intelligent debating platform

Speaker: Mr. Valentinos Evripidou
Affiliation: Imperial College London, UK
Category: Seminar
Location: Room 148, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences (FST-01), 1 University Avenue, 2109 Nicosia, Cyprus (directions)
Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Time: 11:00-12:00 EET
Host: Antonis Kakas (

Information sharing between online users has altered the way we seek and find information. Users have at their disposal a wide range of tools for exchanging opinions and engaging into discussions. This creates a vast amount of information and the need of a more strict structure and semantics in order to take full advantage of the information and automatically extract useful conclusions to support decision-making. We describe a framework, based on computational argumentation, for modeling and analysing social discussions and demonstrate a question-and-answer web application, based on this framework, offering debating infrastructure for opinion exchanges between users and providing support for extracting intelligent answers to user-posed questions.

Short Bio:
Valentinos Evripidou is a Research Assistant and a PhD student at the Department of Computing of Imperial College London. He is a member of the Computational Logic and Argumentation Group of Imperial College. He holds an MSc in Software Engineering from Imperial College London and a BSc in Informatics from the Department of Informatics of the Athens University of Economics and Business. His main research interests are Computational Argumentation, Social Networks and Software Engineering.

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