Handling Enthymemes in Time-Limited Persuasion Dialogs

  • Florence Dupin de Saint-Cyr
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6929)


This paper is a first attempt to define a framework to handle enthymeme in a time-limited persuasion dialog. The notion of incomplete argument is explicited and a protocol is proposed to regulate the utterances of a persuasion dialog with respect to the three criteria of consistency, non-redundancy and listening. This protocol allows the use of enthymemes concerning the support or conclusion of the argument, enables the agent to retract or re-specify an argument. The system is illustrated on a small example and some of its properties are outlined.


Common Knowledge Argumentation Scheme Logical Argument Commitment Store Dialog System 
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  • Florence Dupin de Saint-Cyr
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  1. 1.IRITToulouseFrance

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