Computational Models of Argument

Proceedings of COMMA 2018

In its classical form, the study of argumentation focuses on human-oriented uses of argument, such as whether an argument is legitimate or flawed, engagement in debate, or the rhetorical aspects of argumentation. In recent decades, however, the study of logic and computational models of argumentation has emerged as a growing sub-area of AI.

This book presents the Seventh International Conference on Computational Models of Argument (COMMA’18), held in Warsaw, Poland, from 12 to 14 September 2018. Since its inception in 2006, the conference and its related activities have developed alongside the steady growth of interest in computational argumentation worldwide, and the selection of 25 full papers and 17 short papers, out of a total of 70 submissions, and 15 demonstration abstracts included here reflect the broad multidisciplinary nature of argumentation and the increasing body of work which establishes the relevance of computational models to various disciplines and real world applications.

Subjects covered include: algorithm development; innovative applications; argument mining, argumentation-based models of dialogue; abstract argument frameworks; and structured argumentation.

Representing an overview of current developments in the field, this book will appeal to all those with an interest in computational models of argument.

Editors: Modgil, S., Budzynska, K., Lawrence, J.
Pages: 496
Binding: softcover
Volume 305 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-905-8
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-906-5