Dialogical argument as an interface to complex debates

Chris Reed, Simon Wells

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    The Magtalo prototype environment harnesses dialogue protocols to support flexible, intuitive interaction with data in complex, contentious domains and provides mechanisms for eliciting structured knowledge. Magtalo represents the first example of an implemented online system that uses a closely specified argument-based dialogue protocol combined with a rich language for representing monologic argument to provide a tool for intuitive user exploration of a disagreement space. This approach also enables the expansion of argument resources through knowledge elicitation, which is structured by the argument dialogue protocol. The continuing aim of our research is to use advances in argumentation theory to push the practice of argumentation technology in providing tools and interfaces that have wide appeal.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)60-65
    Number of pages6
    JournalIEEE Intelligent Systems
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007


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