Functional perspective on argumentation schemes

Adam Wyner*

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Abstract

In multi-agent systems (MAS), abstract argumentation and argumentation schemes are increasingly important. To be useful for MAS, argumentation schemes require a computational approach so that agents can use the components of a scheme to construct and present arguments and counterarguments. This paper proposes a syntactic analysis that integrates argumentation schemes with abstract argumentation. Schemes can be analysed into the roles that propositions play in each scheme and the structure of the associated propositions, yielding a greater understanding of the schemes, a uniform method of analysis, and a systematic means to relate one scheme to another. This analysis of the schemes helps to clarify what is needed to provide denotations of the terms and predicates in a semantic model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-133
Number of pages21
JournalArgument and Computation
Volume7
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2016

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Keywords

  • Abstract argumentation
  • Argumentation schemes
  • Functional analysis
  • Instantiated argumentation

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  • Linguistics and Language
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Artificial Intelligence

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In: Argument and Computation, Vol. 7, No. 2-3, 28.11.2016, p. 113-133.

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Wyner, Adam. / Functional perspective on argumentation schemes. In: Argument and Computation. 2016 ; Vol. 7, No. 2-3. pp. 113-133.
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