Informal logic dialogue games in human-computer dialogue

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

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    Abstract

    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)159-174
    Number of pages16
    JournalKnowledge Engineering Review
    Volume26
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

    Keywords

    • COLLABORATIVE ARGUMENTATION
    • SYSTEMS
    • SUPPORT
    • DISCOURSE
    • EDUCATION
    • MODELS
    • CMC

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