Funded Projects


  • "Augmented Deliberative Democracy (ADD-up): Computational Enhancement of Largescale Public Arbitrations in Real Time" (1,300,000 PLN; £250,000; €290,000)
    -- the project funded by the program of the German VW foundation (VolkswagenStiftung)
    -- it is worth just over £660k of which £250k comes to Dundee; the project will run in collaboration with the partners in Konstanz - Annette Hautli-Janisz and Valentin Gold (now at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) and will hire post-doctoral researcher in Dundee Brian Plüss
    -- 06.2017-05.2020 University of Konstanz & University of Dundee

  • "EthAn: Ethos Analytics" (517,000 PLN; £90,000; €120,000)
    -- the main aim of the EthAn project is to understand the communicative structures of ethos related to a speaker's character
    -- the project funded by the HARMONIA 7 program of the Polish National Science Centre (NCN)
    -- principal investigator: Katarzyna Budzynska, post-doctoral researchers: Barbara Konat & Marcin Koszowy, consortium partners: Chris Reed (Dundee, Scotland), Patrick Saint-Dizier (Toulouse IRIT, France), Manfred Stede (Postdam, Germany)
    -- 2016-2019 Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences

  • "Recognizing Trust in Natural Language" (420,000 PLN; £70,000; €87,000)
    -- processing and evaluation of trust in speaker’s credibility is crucial for many different sectors of industry such as e.g. reviews that provide the main source of information for users of online shopping networks such as Amazon and eBay, and travel sites as TripAdvisor. The goal of the project is to build a prototype of a system for semi-automatic identification and exploration through big maps of arguments linked to the credibility of their providers
    --  an EPSRC DTG-funded PhD studentship (UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, EPSRC)
    -- supervisor: Katarzyna Budzynska, PhD student: Rory Duthie
    -- 01.2015-07.2018 University of Dundee