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Persuasive Political Argument Katie Atkinson, Trevor Bench-Capon and Peter McBurney
 

Summary: Persuasive Political Argument
Katie Atkinson, Trevor Bench-Capon and Peter McBurney
Department of Computer Science,
University of Liverpool,
Liverpool L69 3BX, UK.
{k.m.atkinson,tbc,p.j.mcburney}@csc.liv.ac.uk
Abstract
In this paper we discuss how a computational ver-
sion of argumentation involving practical reasoning
can be applied to the domain of e-democracy. We
discuss our previous work which proposed an ar-
gument scheme and associated critical questions to
make use of presumptive reasoning in order to jus-
tify a proposal for action. We explain how this pro-
posal can be made computational for use by BDI
agents and we illustrate the approach with an exam-
ple application of a recent political debate involving
the Government's justification of a proposed action.
We then go on to discuss some interesting issues
arising from the example regarding the strength of

  

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

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences