Allowing for Joint Attacks

  • Christian Straßer
Part of the Trends in Logic book series (TREN, volume 38)


In the last chapter I have announced that the adaptive modeling of Dung?s abstract argumentation framework can easily be enhanced. In order to demonstrate this I will focus in this chapter on a useful generalization of Dung?s framework proposed by Nielsen and Parsons. Their approach allows for joint attacks where an argument is attacked by a combination of several arguments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GhentBelgium

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