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Dialogues that Account for Different Perspectives in Collaborative Argumentation

Summary: Dialogues that Account for Different Perspectives in
Collaborative Argumentation
Elizabeth Black
Department of Engineering Science
University of Oxford, UK
Katie Atkinson
Department of Computer Science
University of Liverpool, UK
It is often the case that agents within a system have distinct types
of knowledge. Furthermore, whilst common goals may be agreed
upon, the particular representations of the individual agents' views
of the world that they operate within may not always match. In this
paper we provide a framework to allow different agents with differ-
ent expertise to make individual contributions to an overall reason-
ing process, in order to make a decision about how to act to achieve
some goal. Our framework is based on a model of argumentation
that embeds inquiry dialogues within a process of practical reason-


Source: Atkinson, Katie - Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences