Modeling argumentative activity with Inference Anchoring Theory: The case of impasse

Mathilde Janier, Mark Aakhus, Katarzyna Budzynska, Chris Reed

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The goal of this paper is to model the moves mediators and disputants make in mediation activity. What is of interest here is the generic modeling of the moves in the discussion so that the insights of the various theories of argumentation can be brought to bear. For this we turn to the Inference Anchoring Theory (IAT) approach. IAT, in particular, allows showing how sequences of utterances work together to form arguments in a dialogical context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Logic and Argumentation
Subtitle of host publicationArgumentation and Reasoned Action. Volume I Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Argumentation
EditorsDima Mohhamed, Marcin Lewinski
Place of PublicationLisbon
PublisherCollege Publications
ISBN (Print)9781848902114
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016
Event1st European Conference on Argumentation: Argumentation and Reasoned Action - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FCSH), Universidade Nova de Lisboa, , Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 9 Jun 201512 Jun 2015

Publication series

NameStudies in Logic and Argumentation
PublisherCollege Publications


Conference1st European Conference on Argumentation
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  • argumentative structure
  • Inference Anchoring Theory
  • mediation discourse


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