CBR with Commonsense Reasoning and Structure Mapping: An Application to Mediation

  • Atılım Güneş Baydin
  • Ramon López de Mántaras
  • Simeon Simoff
  • Carles Sierra
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6880)

Abstract

Mediation is an important method in dispute resolution. We implement a case based reasoning approach to mediation integrating analogical and commonsense reasoning components that allow an artificial mediation agent to satisfy requirements expected from a human mediator, in particular: utilizing experience with cases in different domains; and structurally transforming the set of issues for a better solution. We utilize a case structure based on ontologies reflecting the perceptions of the parties in dispute. The analogical reasoning component, employing the Structure Mapping Theory from psychology, provides a flexibility to respond innovatively in unusual circumstances, in contrast with conventional approaches confined into specialized problem domains. We aim to build a mediation case base incorporating real world instances ranging from interpersonal or intergroup disputes to international conflicts.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Atılım Güneş Baydin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ramon López de Mántaras
    • 1
  • Simeon Simoff
    • 3
  • Carles Sierra
    • 1
  1. 1.Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, IIIA-CSICBellaterraSpain
  2. 2.Escola d’EnginyeriaUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBellaterraSpain
  3. 3.School of Computing and MathematicsUniversity of Western SydneyAustralia

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