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NWO grant for development of advanced tool moderating complex discussions on debate sites

Published: 07th February 2020 Last updated: 07th February 2020

NWO has awarded the research group of Prof. Emiel Kramer of the Department of Communication and Cognition with a 500.000 euro grant for the project Improved knowledge utilisation from online discussions.

Krahmer applied  together with Prof. Antal van den Bosch ((Meertens Institute), Dr Ernst van den Hemel (Meertens Institute) and Dr Florian Kunneman (Tilburg University).
The Consortium partner is Sanoma Media.

Other people’s opinions inform you. However, on the comment sections of news websites, a clutter of opinions are brought together that are not always constructive. The researchers will investigate discussions on Nu.nl and develop technology that will capture the variation of messages and comprehensively show the most constructive messages per opinion.

Read more about all awarded Digital Sciences projects by NWO.