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Building arguments with argumentation

Building arguments with argumentation: the role of illocutionary force in computational models of argument

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  • Chris Reed
  • Simon Wells
  • Katarzyna Budzynska
  • Joseph Devereux

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Models of Argument
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of COMMA 2010
EditorsPietro Baroni, Federico Cerutti, Massimiliano Giacomin, Guillermo R. Simari
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781607506195
ISBN (Print)9781607506188
StatePublished - 2010
EventThird International Conference on Computational Models of Argument - Desenzano del Garda, Italy

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NameFrontiers in artificial intelligence and applications
PublisherIOS Press
ISSN (Print)0922-6389


ConferenceThird International Conference on Computational Models of Argument
Abbreviated titleCOMMA 2010
CityDesenzano del Garda
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This paper builds upon the proposed dialogical extensions to the AIF, termed AIF(+), by making explicit the representation of the role of illocutionary force in the connection between argument structures and dialogical structures. Illocutionary force is realised in the form of Illocutionary Application (YA-) nodes that provide an explicit linkage between the locutions uttered during a dialogue and the underlying arguments expressed by the content of those locutions. This linkage is explored in the context of two contrasting dialogue games from the literature, demonstrating how the approach can support the development of computational models in which the speech-act function of communicative moves can be accounted for.



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