Computational Ethos Lab (CELab)

Since Aristotle, evidence has demonstrated that people’s beliefs, attitudes and actions are influenced and shaped not only through logos, or the content of what is said and argued, but also through ethos, the character of the speaker. Politicians quickly learn that having sound – or even popular – policies might not be as crucial in winning an election as having the ethos of a successful businessman, for example.

Computational Ethos Lab is a part of the Centre for Argument Technology in the Discipline of Computing at the University of Dundee and at the Institute for Philosophy & Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. CELab develops innovative technologies which use speakers' ethos along with arguments they exchange to predict results of presidential or parliamentary elections, uncover controversies involving authorities in the debates about cultural heritage or detect internet trolls and cyber bullies in social media.

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