Argument schemes and dialogue protocols: Doug walton’s legacy in artificial intelligence

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Abstract

This paper is intended to honour the memory of Douglas Walton (1942–2020), a Canadian philosopher of argumentation who died in January 2020. Walton’s contributions to argumentation theory have had a very strong influence on Artificial Intelligence (Ai), particularly in the design of autonomous software agents able to reason and argue with one another, and in the design of protocols to govern such interactions. In this paper, we explore two of these contributions — argumentation schemes and dialogue protocols — by discussing how they may be applied to a pressing current research challenge in Ai: the automated assessment of explanations for automated decision-making systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-290
Number of pages28
JournalIfCoLoG Journal of Logics and their Applications
Volume8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2021

Keywords

  • Argument Scheme
  • Dialogue protocol
  • XAI

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