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A utility and information based heuristic for argumentation

Oren, Nir, Norman, Timothy J. and Preece, Alun David ORCID: 2006. A utility and information based heuristic for argumentation. Presented at: CMNA 06: 6th Workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument, Riva del Garda, Italy, 28-29 August 2006.

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While researchers have looked at many aspects of argumentation, an area often neglected is that of argumentation strategies. That is, given multiple possible arguments that an agent can put forth, which should be selected in what circumstances. In this paper, we propose a heuristic that implements one such strategy. The heuristic assigns a utility cost to revealing information, as well as a utility to winning, drawing and losing an argument. An agent participating in a dialogue then attempts to maximise its utility. After informally presenting the heuristic, we discuss some of its novel features, after which some avenues for future work are examined.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Additional Information: Part of ECAI 2006. ISBN 9781586036423 (Amsterdam, IOS Press 2006)
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