Joint Attacks and Accrual in Argumentation Frameworks

Bikakis, Antonis, Cohen, Andrea, Dvorak, Wolfgang , Flouris, Giorgos and Parsons, Simon (2021) Joint Attacks and Accrual in Argumentation Frameworks. In: Handbook of Formal Argumentation, Volume 2. College Publications. ISBN 978-1-84890-336-4

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Abstract

While modelling arguments, it is often useful to represent ``joint attacks'', i.e., cases where multiple arguments jointly attack another (note that this is different from the case where multiple arguments attack another in isolation). Based on this remark, the notion of joint attacks has been proposed as a useful extension of classical Abstract Argumentation Frameworks, and has been shown to constitute a genuine extension in terms of expressive power.
In this chapter, we review various works considering the notion of joint attacks from various perspectives, including abstract and structured frameworks. Moreover, we present results detailing the relation among frameworks with joint attacks and classical argumentation frameworks, computational aspects, and applications of joint attacks.
Last but not least, we propose a roadmap for future research on the subject, identifying gaps in current research and important research directions.

Keywords:Argumentation, joint attack, accrual
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G700 Artificial Intelligence
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:48565
Deposited On:23 Mar 2022 12:02

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