Argumentation Machines

New Frontiers in Argument and Computation

  • Chris Reed
  • Timothy J. Norman

Part of the Argumentation Library book series (ARGA, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Chris Reed, Timothy J. Norman
    Pages 1-13
  3. Timothy J. Norman, Daniela V. Carbogim, Erik C. W. Krabbe, Douglas Walton
    Pages 15-54
  4. Rod Girle, David Hitchcock, Peter McBurney, Bart Verheij
    Pages 55-83
  5. Trevor Bench-Capon, James B. Freeman, Hanns Hohmann, Henry Prakken
    Pages 85-120
  6. Michael A. Gilbert, Floriana Grasso, Leo Groarke, Corin Gurr, Janne M. Gerlofs
    Pages 121-174
  7. Jim Crosswhite, John Fox, Chris Reed, Theodore Scaltsas, Simone Stumpf
    Pages 175-209
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 211-240

About this book


In the late 1990s, AI witnessed an increasing use of the term 'argumentation' within its bounds: in natural language processing, in user interface design, in logic programming and nonmonotonic reasoning, in Al's interface with the legal community, and in the newly emerging field of multi-agent systems. It seemed to me that many of these uses of argumentation were inspired by (of­ ten inspired) guesswork, and that a great majority of the AI community were unaware that there was a maturing, rich field of research in Argumentation Theory (and Critical Thinking and Informal Logic) that had been steadily re­ building a scholarly approach to the area over the previous twenty years or so. Argumentation Theory, on its side; was developing theories and approaches that many in the field felt could have a role more widely in research and soci­ ety, but were for the most part unaware that AI was one of the best candidates for such application.


artificial intelligence communication computational linguistics formal logic intelligence linguistics logic multi-agent system

Editors and affiliations

  • Chris Reed
    • 1
  • Timothy J. Norman
    • 2
  1. 1.University of DundeeScotland, UK
  2. 2.University of AberdeenScotland, UK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6517-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0431-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-7650
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