Published online by Cambridge University Press: 14 November 2018
We present Web-STAR, an online platform for story understanding built on top of the STAR reasoning engine for STory comprehension through ARgumentation. The platform includes a web-based integrated development environment, integration with the STAR system, and a web service infrastructure to support integration with other systems that rely on story understanding functionality to complete their tasks. The platform also delivers a number of “social” features, including a community repository for public story sharing with a built-in commenting system, and tools for collaborative story editing that can be used for team development projects and for educational purposes.
The authors would like to thank: Adamos Koumis, for his collaboration in the development of the component that converts natural language to the STAR syntax; Elektra Kypridemou, for her help in the preparation of the evaluation methodology; and the anonymous reviewers, for their valuable comments and suggestions.
An earlier version of this work was presented at the 2nd International Workshop on User-Oriented Logic Paradigms (IULP 2017). This article presents a newer version of the Web-STAR IDE with additional implemented features, along with the results of a user evaluation conducted to verify the usability and learnability of the IDE.