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Analysis of dialogical argumentation via finite state machines

Hunter, A; (2013) Analysis of dialogical argumentation via finite state machines. In: Scalable Uncertainty Management. 7th International Conference, SUM 2013, Washington, DC, USA, September 16-18, 2013. Proceedings. (1 - 14). Springer Berlin Heidelberg Green open access

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Abstract

Dialogical argumentation is an important cognitive activity by which agents exchange arguments and counterarguments as part of some process such as discussion, debate, persuasion and negotiation. Whilst numerous formal systems have been proposed, there is a lack of frameworks for implementing and evaluating these proposals. First-order executable logic has been proposed as a general framework for specifying and analysing dialogical argumentation. In this paper, we investigate how we can implement systems for dialogical argumentation using propositional executable logic. Our approach is to present and evaluate an algorithm that generates a finite state machine that reflects a propositional executable logic specification for a dialogical argumentation together with an initial state. We also consider how the finite state machines can be analysed, with the minimax strategy being used as an illustration of the kinds of empirical analysis that can be undertaken. © 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Analysis of dialogical argumentation via finite state machines
ISBN-13: 978-3-642-40380-4
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-40381-1_1
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-40381-1_1
Language: English
Additional information: This is the author's accepted version of this published article. The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-40381-1_1
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Computer Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1427929
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