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Interactive Argumentation Support for Invasion Biology

This project is funded as part of the Robust Argumentation Machines program by the DFG. We will develop an argumentation machine that supports users in and during the argumentation process in a scientific context. The goal is to enable users to follow ongoing argumentation in a scientific community and to develop their own arguments.

The project collaborates closely with other initiatives that work on mapping and organizing scientific knowledge, such as the hi-knowledge project.

Our interdisciplinary team brings together people from Natural Language Processing, Biology, Semantic Web and Knowledge Representation. This is us:



Heger, T., Jeschke, J. M., Bernard-Verdier, M., Musseau, C. L., & Mietchen, D. (2024). Hypothesis Description: Enemy Release Hypothesis. Research Ideas and Outcomes, 10. DOI: 10.3897/rio.10.e107393

Heger, T., Mietchen, D., & Jeschke, J. M. (2024). Template for a Hypothesis Description paper. Research Ideas and Outcomes, 10. DOI: 10.3897/rio.10.e119808

Mietchen, D., Jeschke, J. M., & Heger, T. (2024). Introducing Hypothesis Descriptions. Research Ideas and Outcomes, 10, e119805. DOI: 10.3897/rio.10.e119805

Bernard-Verdier, M., Heger, T., Mietchen, D., Musseau, C. L., Brinner, M., Hillig, A., Kraker, P., Lokatis, S., Nunes, A. L., Scheidweiler, N., Stocker, M., Vial, R., Vogt, L., Bacher, S., Baklouti, E., Gupta, H. B., Beisel, J.-N., Bertolino, S., Briski, E., Castellanos-Galindo, G. A., Courchamp, F., Daly, E., Dawson, W., Dickey, J., Evans, T., Itescu, Y., Koenig-Ries, B., Kumar, L., Kumschick, S., Meyerson, L. A., Pattison, Z., Pfadenhauer, W., Renault, D., Rickowski, F., Ruland, F., Schittko, C., Straka, T., Yannelli, F., & Jeschke, J. M. (2023). Building an atlas of knowledge for invasion biology and beyond! 2nd enKORE-INAS Workshop. Research Ideas and Outcomes, 9. DOI: 10.3897/rio.9.e115395

Bernard-Verdier, M., Heger, T., Jeschke, J. M., Mietchen, D., & Musseau, C. (2023). Summary report of the 1st enKORE-INAS workshop. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.8421054

Cooke, S. J., Heger, T., Murphy, S. D., Shackelford, N., Febria, C. M., Rochefort, L., & Higgs, E. S. (2023). Ecological Restoration in Support of Sustainability Transitions: Repairing the Planet in the Anthropocene. In: M. U. Hensel, D. Sunguroğlu Hensel, C. R. Binder, & F. Ludwig (Eds.), Introduction to Designing Environments: Paradigms & Approaches, Springer International Publishing: 93-112 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-34378-0_6

Lokatis, S., Jeschke, J. M., Bernard-Verdier, M., Buchholz, S., Grossart, H.-P., Havemann, F., Hölker, F., Itescu, Y., Kowarik, I., Kramer-Schadt, S., Mietchen, D., Musseau, C., Planillo, A., Schittko, C., Straka, T., & Heger, T. (2023). Hypotheses in urban ecology: building a common knowledge base. Biological Reviews. DOI: 10.1111/brv.12964

Daly, E. Z., Chabrerie, O., Massol, F., Facon, B., Hess, M. C. M., Tasiemski, A., Grandjean, F., Chauvat, M., Viard, F., Forey, E., Folcher, L., Buisson, E., Boivin, T., Baltora-Rosset, S., Ulmer, R., Gibert, P., Thiébaut, G., Pantel, J. H., Heger, T., Richardson, D. M., & Renault, D. A synthesis of biological invasion hypotheses associated with the introduction–naturalisation–invasion continuum. Oikos, 2023, e09645. DOI: 10.1111/oik.09645

Brinner, M., Heger, T., & Zarriess, S. (2022). Linking a Hypothesis Network From the Domain of Invasion Biology to a Corpus of Scientific Abstracts: The INAS Dataset. In Proceedings of the first Workshop on Information Extraction from Scientific Publications (pp. 32-42). Association for Computational Linguistics. https://aclanthology.org/2022.wiesp-1.5

Heger, T., Jeschke, J. M., Febria, C., Kollmann, J., Murphy, S., Rochefort, L., Shackelford, N., Temperton, V.M., Higgs, E. (2022). Mapping and assessing the knowledge base of ecological restoration. Restoration Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/rec.13676. Blogpost with summary

Algergawy, A., Gänßinger, M., Heger, T., Jeschke, J., & König-Ries, B. (2022). The Invasion Biology Ontology (INBIO) [Data set]. Zenodo. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.6826848

Heger, T. (2022). What are ecological mechanisms? Suggestions for a fine-grained description of causal mechanisms in invasion ecology. Biology & Philosophy 37:9. DOI: 10.1007/s10539-022-09838-1

Heger, T., Zarrieß, S., Algergawy, A., Jeschke, J.M. & König-Ries, B. (2022). INAS: Interactive Argumentation Support for the Scientific Domain of Invasion Biology. Research Ideas and Outcomes, 8, e80457. DOI: 10.3897/rio.8.e80457