Mapping Discourses

Mapping Discourses

Luca Iandoli (University of Napoli Federico II, Italy) and Giuseppe Zollo (University of Napoli Federico II, Italy)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-313-5.ch011
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This chapter deals with the issue of discourse representation. A possible way to represent discourse is by mapping its contents (concepts) and its structure (i.e., showing the relationships between concepts). In particular, we give a detailed presentation of the argument analysis technique, a mapping approach developed to elicit and represent argumentative discourse. Later in the chapter we also provide some references to a wider set of techniques that can be used to build cognitive maps, which is a way of represent the belief systems of an individual through which he/she interprets a specific problem or situation.

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