SSP Group Meeting
Wednesday, Aug 2nd, 11am-12pm
Division of Informatics, 80 South Bridge, Room F13


An Investigation into Philosophical Dialectic

Alison Pease

Abstract: I shall be giving a description of the debating system I am currently working on. This will include:

  1. Motivations behind the system
  2. A brief history of the field of argumentation including particular emphasis on Haggith's work
  3. How these and other considerations have influenced my design
  4. Ways of representing beliefs in the knowledge base
  5. A report of progress so far
  6. Future work

The following references may be of interest:

  1. Mandy Haggith's thesis:
    Haggith, Mandy. A meta-level argumentation framework for representing and reasoning about disagreement. Thesis (Ph.D.) University of Edinburgh, 1996.
    Location: Artificial Intelligence Lib. (South Bridge)
    Shelfmark: General reports: Hag.

  2. A paper descibing the basis of Mandy Haggith's thesis:
    Haggith, Mandy. A meta-level framework for exploring conflicts in multiple knowledge bases. DAI research paper no. 755
    Location: Artificial Intelligence Lib. (Forrest Hill)
    Shelfmark: Reports Edinburgh Univ. DAI