A generalization of Dung's Abstract Framework for Argumentation: Arguing with Sets of Attacking Arguments

Søren Holbech Nielsen, Simon Parsons

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Abstract

One of the most widely studied systems of argumentation is the one described by Dung in a paper from 1995. Unfortunately, this framework does not allow for joint attacks on arguments, which we argue must be required of any truly abstract argumentation framework. A few frameworks can be said to allow for such interactions among arguments, but for various reasons we believe that these are inadequate for modelling argumentation systems with joint attacks. In this paper we propose a generalization of the framework of Dung, which allows for sets of arguments to attack other arguments. We extend the semantics associated with the original framework to this generalization, and prove that all results in the paper by Dung have an equivalent in this more abstract framework.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArgumentation in Multi-Agent Systems (ArgMAS)
EditorsNicolas Maudet, Simon Parsons, Iyad Rahwan
Number of pages15
PublisherFuture University
Publication date2006
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventArgumentation in Multi-Agent Systems (ArgMAS) - Hakodate, Japan
Duration: 8 May 20068 May 2006
Conference number: 3

Conference

ConferenceArgumentation in Multi-Agent Systems (ArgMAS)
Number3
CountryJapan
CityHakodate
Period08/05/200608/05/2006

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