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Action-Based Alternating Transition Systems for Arguments about Action Katie Atkinson and Trevor Bench-Capon
 

Summary: Action-Based Alternating Transition Systems for Arguments about Action
Katie Atkinson and Trevor Bench-Capon
Department of Computer Science
University of Liverpool
Liverpool L69 3BX UK
{katie,tbc}@csc.liv.ac.uk
Abstract
This paper presents a formalism to describe practical reason-
ing in terms of an Action-based Alternating Transition Sys-
tem (AATS). The starting point is a previously specified ac-
count of practical reasoning that treats reasoning about what
action should be chosen as presumptive argumentation using
argument schemes and associated critical questions. This pa-
per describes how this account can be extended to situations
where the effect of an action is partially dependent upon the
choices of another agent. In this context we see practical rea-
soning as proceeding in three stages. The first involves deter-
mining the representation of the particular problem scenario
as an AATS. Next the agent must resolve its uncertainties
as to its position in the scenario. Finally, the agent moves

  

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

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences