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Axiomatic foundations of acceptability semantics

Amgoud, Leila and Ben-Naim, Jonathan Axiomatic foundations of acceptability semantics. (2016) In: International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR 2016), 25 April 2016 - 29 April 2016 (Cap Town, South Africa).

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An argument is a reason or justification of a claim. It has an intrinsic strength and may be attacked by other arguments. Hence, the evaluation of its overall strength becomes mandatory, especially for judging the reliability of its claim. Such an evaluation is done by acceptability semantics. The aim of this paper is to set up the foundations of acceptability semantics. Foundations are important not only for a better understanding of the evaluation process in general, but also for clarifying the basic assumptions underlying semantics, for comparing different (families of) semantics and identifying families of semantics that have not been explored yet. The paper defines the building blocks of a semantics. It introduces key concepts and principles on which an evaluation is based. Each concept (principle) is described by an axiom. We investigate properties of semantics that satisfy the axioms, show the foundations of the two crucial notions of reinstatement and defence, and analyse some existing semantics against the axioms.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). The definitive version is available at https: //www.aaai.org/ocs/index.php/KR/KR16/index The original PDF of the article can be found at: https://www.aaai.org/ocs/index.php/KR/KR16/paper/view/12855
HAL Id:hal-01531176
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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