VisArgue Kickoff Workshop 

October 1st and 2nd, 2013
at the University of Konstanz, Germany


Schedule   Venue   Warm-up and Dinner   Accommodation   Contact

picture university of konstanz


Tuesday, 1st of October 2013:

11.00 - 12.00  Welcome and VisArgue I [Abstract] | [Presentation]
12.00 - 13.30  Lunch
13.30 - 14.30  Aravind Joshi, University of Pennsylvania:
The Problem of Attributions in the Penn Discourse Treebank (PDTB) [Abstract]
14.30 - 15.30  Arndt Riester, University of Stuttgart:
Where‘s the Information? Analysis of a Spoken News Item [Abstract]
15.30 - 16.00  Coffee
16.00 - 17.00  Oliver Ferschke / Iryna Gurevych, Darmstadt University of Technology:
Extracting Arguments from Web Discourse [Abstract]

Workshop dinner in the evening.

Wednesday, 2nd of October 2013:

  9.30 - 10.30 VisArgue II (this session: room C202) [Abstract]
10.30 - 11.00  Coffee
11.00 - 12.00  Gary S. Schaal / Sebastian Dumm / Matthias Lemke, Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg:
Neoliberal Marketization. Strategies for the Identification of Neoliberal Arguments
in Big-Text-Data Corpuses [Abstract]
12.00 - 13.30  Lunch
13.30 - 14.30  Cathleen Kantner, University of Stuttgart:
Investigating Multiple Identities by Large-n Content Analysis [Abstract]
14.30 - 15.30  Kenneth Benoit, London School of Economics:
QUANTESS: Quantitative Text Analysis for the Social Sciences [Abstract]
15.30 - 16.00  Coffee
16.00 - 17.00  Bonnie Webber, University of Edinburgh:
Concurrent Discourse Relations [Abstract]
17.00 - 18.00  Gerhard Heyer / Andreas Niekler / Gregor Wiedemann, University of Leipzig:
Tracking Down Economization. Large scale text analysis for political sciences [Abstract]


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The workshop will take place in room V1001. Once you step out of buses 9A or 9B in front of the university, building V is to your right, the room is on the 10th floor.

To see the layout of the university, please go to the university site plan.


How to get to Konstanz:

By plane:

Zurich Airport:
Hourly trains from the airport to the main station in Konstanz (travel time: 1 hour). For train tickets, go to SBB.

Stuttgart Airport:
Regular connections to the main station (travel time: 3,5 hours). For train tickets, go to Deutsche Bahn.

By car:

From Stuttgart:
Take A81 in direction to Singen. Once you are in Konstanz, follow the signs to the university.

From Zurich:
Take A7 in direction to Kreuzlingen/Konstanz. Once you crossed the boarder, follow the signs for "Mainau" first and then look out for signs to the university.


How to get to the university:

Buses to the university leave just in front of the main train station. Take either bus 9A or 9B, they will stop right in front of the main entrance of the university.

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Warm-up and Dinner

On Monday night, we are planning to have a welcome dinner at the Brauhaus Konstanz, starting at 19.00.


The workshop dinner will be on Tuesday night at 20.00 at the Konzil, right by the lake.

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The workshop participants will stay either in the Hotel Bayrischer Hof or the Stadthotel Konstanz. Both places are not more than five minutes walk from the train station.

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Local Organiser:

Universität Konstanz
Fachbereich Sprachwissenschaft
Fach D 184
D-78457 Konstanz
E-mail: miriam.butt at uni-konstanz dot de


Irene Wolke
Universität Konstanz
Fachbereich Sprachwissenschaft
E-mail: irene.wolke at uni-konstanz dot de