Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
G. Brewka, P. Dunne, S. Woltran:
"Relating the Semantics of Abstract Dialectical Frameworks and Standard AFs";
Talk: International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI),
- 07-22-2011; in: "Proceedings of the 22nd Int. Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence",
T. Walsh (ed.);
Paper ID 137,
One criticism often advanced against abstract argumentation frameworks (AFs), is that these consider only one form of interaction between atomic arguments: specifically that an argument attacks
another. Attempts to broaden the class of relationships include bipolar frameworks, where arguments support others, and abstract dialectical frameworks (ADFs). The latter, allow "acceptance" of an argument, x, to be predicated on a given propositional function, Cx, dependent on the corresponding acceptance of its parents, i.e. those y for which y, x occurs. Although offering a richly expressive formalism subsuming both standard and bipolar AFs, an issue that arises with ADFs is whether this expressiveness is achieved in a manner that would be infeasible within standard AFs. Can the semantics
used in ADFs be mapped to some AF semantics? How many arguments are needed in an AF to "simulate" an ADF? We show that (in a formally defined sense) any ADF can be simulated by an AF of similar size and that this translation can be realised by a polynomial time algorithm.
Project Head Stefan Woltran:
Neue Methoden für Analyse, Vergleich und Lösung von Argumentationsproblemen
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