Moving between argumentation frameworks

Nick Oren, Chris Reed, Michael Luck

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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.
    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
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventThird International Conference on Computational Models of Argument - Palazzo Todeschini (Todeschini Palace), Desenzano del Garda, Italy
    Duration: 8 Sept 201010 Sept 2010

    Publication series

    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
    Internet address


    • Abstract argument frameworks
    • Argumentation
    • Semantics


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