The workshop intends to recognise and consolidate the critical mass
that research in the field overlapping Argumentation Theory and
Artificial Intelligence has developed in recent years. Potentials
for exploitation of literature in the philosophical theory of
argumentation, in informal logic, in dialectics, have been
recognised relatively recently by researchers in artificial
intelligence, but already fruits of such cross fertilisation are
beginning to ripen. Benefits have not been unilateral for AI,
as proved by various collaborations with those interested in the
philosophy of argument, and by the increasing presence of AI
scholars in classical argumentation theory events.
Areas of interest include:
The characteristics of "natural" arguments: ontological aspects
and cognitive issues.
The use of models from informal logic and argumentation theory,
and in particular, approaches to specific schools of thought
developed in informal logic and argumentation.
Rhetoric and affect: the role of emotions, personalities,
etc. in argumentation.
Computational systems for argumentation and rhetoric.
Department of Applied Computing
University of Dundee
Dundee DD1 4HN, UK
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