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Moving between argumentation frameworks

Moving between argumentation frameworks

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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 (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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Abstract argument frameworks have been used for various applications within multi-agent systems, including reasoning and negotiation. Different argument frameworks make use of different inter-argument relations and semantics to identify some subset of arguments as coherent, yet there is no easy way to map between these frameworks; most commonly, this is done manually according to human intuition. In response, in this paper, we show how a set of arguments described using Dung's or Nielsen's argument frameworks can be mapped from and to an argument framework that includes both attack and support relations. This mapping preserves the framework's semantics in the sense that an argument deemed coherent in one framework is coherent in the other under a related semantics. Interestingly, this translation is not unique, with one set of arguments in the support based framework mapping to multiple argument sets within the attack only framework. Additionally, we show how EAF can be mapped into a subset of the argument interchange format (AIF). By using this mapping, any other argument framework using this subset of AIF can be translated into a DAF while preserving its semantics.



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