Bots are studied from several directions in the DMRC, from malicious/disruptive bots that may be designed to subvert democratic processes through to artistic, playful and creative bots, and those that are designed for purely commercial purposes.
A central point of enquiry in DMRC-led studies of bots is the study of discourse. Researchers in the DMRC have led significant developments in computational discourse analysis and natural language processing.
DMRC research programs
This group contributes to the research within the following DMRC research programs: