A computational model of argumentation schemes for multi-agent systems

Alison R. Panisson*, Peter McBurney, Rafael H. Bordini

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Abstract

There are many benefits of using argumentation-based techniques in multi-agent systems, as clearly shown in the literature. Such benefits come not only from the expressiveness that argumentation-based techniques bring to agent communication but also from the reasoning and decision-making capabilities under conditions of conflicting and uncertain information that argumentation enables for autonomous agents. When developing multi-agent applications in which argumentation will be used to improve agent communication and reasoning, argumentation schemes (reasoning patterns for argumentation) are useful in addressing the requirements of the application domain in regards to argumentation (e.g., defining the scope in which argumentation will be used by agents in that particular application). In this work, we propose an argumentation framework that takes into account the particular structure of argumentation schemes at its core. This paper formally defines such a framework and experimentally evaluates its implementation for both argumentation-based reasoning and dialogues.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357--395
Number of pages39
JournalArgument & Computation
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Nov 2021

Keywords

  • Argumentation
  • Multi-agent system (MAS)
  • Argumentation Schemes
  • Agent-Oriented Programming Languages

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