Problem Definition

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In Chap.  2, a review of the literature on argumentation, philosophical and logic-based models, argumentation frameworks and implementations was presented. The current reasoning approaches being employed in Semantic Web applications were also discussed and categorised. Several advancements that have been made in terms of reasoning on information on the Semantic Web were outlined.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Information Systems, Curtin Business SchoolCurtin UniversityBentleyAustralia

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