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Argumentation Machines : New Frontiers in Argument and Computation - Timothy J. Norman

Argumentation Machines

New Frontiers in Argument and Computation

By: Timothy J. Norman (Editor), Chris Reed (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st December 2003
ISBN: 9781402018114
Number Of Pages: 240

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In the late 1990s, AI witnessed an increasing use of the term 'argumentation' within its bounds: in natural language processing, in user interface design, in logic programming and nonmonotonic reasoning, in Al's interface with the legal community, and in the newly emerging field of multi-agent systems. It seemed to me that many of these uses of argumentation were inspired by (of- ten inspired) guesswork, and that a great majority of the AI community were unaware that there was a maturing, rich field of research in Argumentation Theory (and Critical Thinking and Informal Logic) that had been steadily re- building a scholarly approach to the area over the previous twenty years or so. Argumentation Theory, on its side; was developing theories and approaches that many in the field felt could have a role more widely in research and soci- ety, but were for the most part unaware that AI was one of the best candidates for such application.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Contributing Authors
Preface
Acknowledgements
A Roadmap of Research in Argument and Computationp. 1
Argument and Multi-Agent Systemsp. 15
Decision Support for Practical Reasoningp. 55
Computational Models, Argumentation Theories and Legal Practicep. 85
The Persuasion Machinep. 121
Computational models of rhetorical argumentp. 175
Bibliographyp. 211
Author Indexp. 235
Topic Indexp. 239
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ISBN: 9781402018114
ISBN-10: 1402018118
Series: Argumentation Library
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 31st December 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.22