Mennatallah El-Assady, Annette Hautli-Janisz, Valentin Gold, Miriam Butt, Katharina Holzinger, Daniel Keim. Interactive Visual Analysis of Transcribed Multi-Party Discourse. ACL 2017 Systems Demo.

Gold, Valentin, Mennatallah El-Assady, and Christian Rohrdantz. "Explorative visuelle Textanalyse von politischen Debatten". In Behnke, Joachim, Andreas Blätte, Kai-Uwe Schnapp, and Claudius Wagemann (Eds.), Big Data? New Data, Nomos, Baden-Baden (Forthcoming)



Hautli-Janisz, Annette and Miriam Butt. 2016. On the role of discourse particles for mining arguments in German dialogs. In Proceedings of the COMMA 2016 workshop 'Foundations of the Language of Argumentation', pp. 10-17.

El-Assady, Mennatallah and Valentin Gold. "Visual Analysis and Exploration of the 2016 US Presidential Debates",

Gold, Valentin and Annette Hautli-Janisz, Katharina Holzinger, and Mennatallah El-Assady. 2016. VisArgue: Analysis and Visualization of Deliberative Political Communication. Political Communication Report, Special Issue on ‘Fresh Perspectives in Deliberation Research’, 26.1-2. 

Gold, Valentin, Annette Hautli-Janisz, and Katharina Holzinger. 2016. VisArgue - Analyse von politischen Verhandlungen. Zeitschrift für Konfliktmanagement, vol. 3, no. 16, pp. 98-99. 

El-Assady, Mennatallah, Valentin Gold, Annette Hautli-Janisz, Wolfgang Jentner, Miriam Butt, Katharina Holzinger, und Daniel Keim. "VisArgue - A Visual Text Analytics Framework for the Study of Deliberative Communication". In Širinić, Daniela, Jan Šnajder, Zoltán Fazekas und Shaun Bevan (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on the Advances in Computational Analysis of Political Text (PolText2016), 2016.

El-Assady, Mennatallah, Valentin Gold, Markus John, Thomas Ertl, and Daniel Keim. "Visual Text Analytics in Context of Digital Humanities". In IEEE Information Visualisation Conference (InfoVis), Workshop on Visualization for the Digital Humanities (VIS4DH).

El-Assady, Mennatallah, Valentin Gold, Carmela Acevedo, Christopher Collins, and Daniel Keim. 2016. ConToVi: Multi-Party Conversation Exploration using Topic-Space Views. Computer Graphics Forum, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 431-440. [video]



Gold, Valentin, Mennatalla El-Assady, Tina Bögel, Christian Rohrdantz, Miriam Butt, Katharina Holzinger, and Daniel Keim. 2015. Visual Linguistic Analysis of Political Discussions: Measuring Deliberative Quality. Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, First published online: 10 September 2015. DOI:

Gold, Valentin, Christian Rohrdantz and Mennatalla El-Assady. 2015. Exploratory Text Analysis using Lexical Episode Plots. Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis) - Short Papers, The Eurographics Association. DOI: 10.2312/eurovisshort.20151130. [video]


Oelke, Daniela, Hendrik Strobelt, Christian Rohrdantz, Iryna Gurevych, and Oliver Deussen. 2014. Comparative Exploration of Document Collections: a Visual Analytics Approach. Computer Graphics Forum, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 201-210. [video]

Bögel, Tina, Annette Hautli-Janisz, Sebastian Sulger, and Miriam Butt. 2014. Automatic Detection of Causal Relations in German Multilogs. In Proceedings of the EACL 2014 Workshop on Computational Approaches to Causality in Language (CAtoCL), Association for Computational Linguistics, pp. 20-27. Gothenburg, Sweden.


Andreas Lamprecht, Annette Hautli, Christian Rohrdantz, Tina Bögel. 2013. A Visual Analytics System for Cluster Exploration. In Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 109–114, Sofia, Bulgaria.


Talks and Posters


Gold, Valentin and Katharina Holzinger (invited). Personality Traits and Debate Quality. Democratic participation -- a broken promise? Workshop on political inequality and democratic innovations. Villa Vigoni, Italy.


Holzinger, Katharina (invited). The Effect of the Deliberative Quality of Communication on the Perception of Speakers. MZES Colloquium, University of Mannheim.

Gold, Valentin. VisArgue - A Visual Text Analytics Framework for the Study of Deliberative Communication. PolText Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Gold, Valentin. Finding Compromise: The Antecedents of Debate Quality in the German Mediation Committee. Annual Conference of the European Political Science Association, Brussels, Belgium. 

Gold, Valentin (invited). VisArgue. Visual Text Analytics and Social Science Workshop. Imperial College and London School of Economics, London, UK.

Hautli-Janisz, Annette (invited). A linguistically-motivated visual analysis of political negotiations. University of Hamburg, lecture series ‘Dynamic data visualization and exploration for the Humanities’. The talk is online here.


Gold, Valentin and Katharina Holzinger. An Automated Text-Analysis Approach to Measuring Deliberative Quality. Talk at the Annual Conference of the American Political Science Association (APSA), San Francisco, USA. 

Mennatallah el-Assady, Miriam Butt, Tina Bögel, Valentin Gold, Annette Hautli-Janisz, Katharina Holzinger, Daniel Keim, Maike Müller, and Christian Rohrdantz. VisArgue – Wie und Wann überzeugen Argumente? DH Summit 2015, Berlin, Germany. 

Butt, Miriam. Visualizing Linguistic Structure (LingVis). Talk given at the AAAS Annual Meeting as part of the Symposium on Visualizing Verbal Culture: Seeing Language Diversity.


Hautli-Janisz, Annette. Towards Visualizing Lingusitic Patterns of Deliberation: A Case Study of the S21 Arbitration. DH2014. University of Lausanne, Switzerland, July 2014.

El-Assady, Mennatallah and Dominik Sacha. 2014. Visual Analytics of Political Discussions. University of Stuttgart, Germany, July 2014. 

Gold, Valentin. Visual Analytics of Political Texts and Discourses through Lexical Episodes Plots. Jahrestagung der Sektion Methoden der Politikwissenschaft. University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, May 2014. 

Sulger, Sebastian. Visualisierung linguistischer Muster der Deliberation. DHd 2014, University of Passau, Germany, March 2014.


Keim, Daniel A. Visual Analytics for the Digital Humanities: Combining Analytics and Visualizations for Gaining Insights into Linguistic Data. Talk at Herrenhausen Conference "(Digital) Humanities Revisited – Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Age" in Hannover, Dec. 5-7, 2013. [Audio and Pictures]

Hautli-Janisz, Annette and Christian Rohrdantz (invited). Visualisierung sprachlicher Muster -- den Wald UND die Baeume sehen. 6. Arbeitstreffen "Internetlexikographie", IDS Mannheim, Germany, November 2013.

Annette Hautli und Christian Rohrdantz. VisArgue -- Wie und wann überzeugen Argumente? Kickoff Treffen der 24 eHumanities Projekte, University of Leipzig, Germany, April 2013.


Annette Hautli. VisArgue: Visualizing the linguistic structure of deliberative argumentation. CLARIN-D M12 meeting, University of Leipzig, Germany, June 2012.