This AI computing project explores scenarios where there isn't only one answer (for example as a Jeopardy! clue).

The distinctive Debater technologies developed in this project can have great practical use in industries such as government, legal, finance, healthcare, and sales, to name just a few. For example, automatic argument construction could serve to dramatically enhance business processes and decision making – whether by providing assisted reasoning for which treatment will work best on a patient, or by helping salespeople develop persuasive arguments when working with clients in deal negotiations, or by presenting pro and con arguments in support of or against government policies.

The science and technology used in this project includes NLP, Machine Learning, IR (Information Retrieval), Knowledge Graphs, Expressive Text to Speech (ETTS), and more. On the academic front, our researchers play a key role in establishing the rapidly evolving field of Computational Argumentation (see Publications). Researchers are welcome to use our publically available datasets.

You can read more on our research page: IBM Debater project.


Ranit Aharonov, Manager, Debater group, IBM Research - Haifa

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