AIF: dialogue in the argument interchange format

Chris Reed, Simon Wells, Joseph Devereux, Glenn Rowe

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    This paper extends the Argument Interchange Format to enable it to represent dialogic argumentation. One of the challenges is to tie together the rules expressed in dialogue protocols with the inferential relations between premises and conclusions. The extensions are founded upon two important analogies which minimise the extra ontological machinery required. First, locutions in a dialogue are analogous to AIF I-nodes which capture propositional data. Second, steps between locutions are analogous to AIF S-nodes which capture inferential movement. This paper shows how these two analogies combine to allow both dialogue protocols and dialogue histories to be represented alongside monologic arguments in a single coherent system.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationComputational Models of Argument
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of COMMA 2008
    EditorsPhilippe Besnard, Sylvie Doutre, Anthony Hunter
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherIOS Press
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Electronic)9781607503293
    ISBN (Print)9781586038595
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event2nd International Conference on Computational Models of Argument - Toulouse, France
    Duration: 28 May 200830 May 2008

    Publication series

    NameFrontiers in artificial intelligence and applications
    ISSN (Print)0922-6389
    ISSN (Electronic)1879-8314


    Conference2nd International Conference on Computational Models of Argument
    Abbreviated titleCOMMA 2008
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