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Informal logic dialogue games in human-computer dialogue

Informal logic dialogue games in human-computer dialogue

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  • Tangming Yuan
  • David Moore
  • Chris Reed
  • Andrew Ravenscroft
  • Nicolas Maudet

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-174
Number of pages16
JournalKnowledge Engineering Review
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2011


Informal logic (IL) is an area of philosophy rich in models of communication and discourse with a heavy focus on argument and 'dialogue games'. Computational dialectics is a maturing strand of research that is focused on implementing these dialogue games. The aim of this paper is to review research on applying IL dialogue games into human-computer dialogue design. We argue that IL dialogue games tend to have a number of attractive properties for human computer dialogue and that their computational utilization in this area has been increasing recently. Despite the strength of the case for IL, a number of important barriers need to be overcome if the potential of IL is to be fulfilled. These barriers are examined and means of overcoming them discussed.



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