NexQuaest is a web application for the graphical representation of the syntax relations in an argumentative text. It was conceived to summarize and view medieval questions which presume logical divisions and a specific structure of argumentation (using elements like articles, parts, arguments, responses, conclusions, corollaries etc.).

The main concepts involved in this kind of structure are the item and the relation. An item is a distinct fragment of text which functions as an unit of argumentation. It is represented here by a title and a text fragment contained in a box. The basic relation is the parent→child relation, which expresses the consecutiveness of the items (e.g. from an argument to a conclusion; in this case, the argument is the parent and the conclusion is the child).

This application was developed with the support of the THESIS ERC Project no. 313339. Developer: Mihai Maga <>