Hello Robert and all,
I have an IBIS-based "tool" for debates in Wikis.
Technically, it's only set of conventions how to structure a wiki page,
in order to use IBIS. It's super simple. I works like this, and
requires NO changes to wiki software.
issue based argumentation in a wiki (ibaw)
issue based information management uses the following keywords:
* issue - a problem in the world, which a group of people or a
person on its own tries to solve
* idea - a possible solution to a problem
* pro - a pro-argument for an idea, possibly raising one or several
* con - a contra-argument for an idea, possibly raising one or several
* see - a reference to evidence for an argument (website, person,
paper, or the name of another issue...). Instead of 'see' you can also
use Wiki-links or weblinks.
=== note ===
this documentation is a guideline to understand IBAW documents.
It's not strict and may always evolve
=== syntax in a wiki ===
ibaw works well in a wiki, with support for indented lists. if
inndented lists are supported, but with a different syntax, the wiki
syntax for indented lists should be used.
the basic syntax for an ibaw is (listitem) (keyword) ':' text
=== the 'grammar' of ibaw ===
ibaw --> issue*
issue --> (name?, text, idea*)
idea --> (text,(pro|con)*,decision?)
pro --> (text, see* (issue|idea)*)
con --> (text, see* (issue|idea)*)
see --> (text)
decision --> ('ACCEPT' | 'REJECT')
name --> [a-zA-Z0-9]*
text --> any text string is permitted here
pro and con can be considered subclasses of issue.
=== syntax example ===
issue: our coffee machine is broken
* idea: fix it
* pro: cheap
* con: takes too much time, we can't live so long without coffee
* idea: buy a new one
* pro: fast
* con: expensive
* issue: we need approval form our director
* idea: we collect money ourselves ACCEPT
Dipl.-Inform. Max Völkel, Universität Karlsruhe / FZI
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