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Speech Acts and Burden of Proof in Computational Models of Deliberation Dialogue
Proceedings of the First European Conference on Argumentation
  • Douglas Walton, University of Windsor, Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric
  • Alice Toniolo, University of Aberdeen, UK, Department of Computing Science
  • T. J. Norman
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2016
Keywords
  • burden of proof,
  • deliberation dialogue,
  • dialogue protocol,
  • multiagent systems,
  • norms
Disciplines
Abstract

We argue that burden of proof (BoP) of the kind present in persuasion does not apply to deliberation. We analyze existing computational models showing that in deliberation agents may answer a critique but there is no violation of the protocol if they choose not to. We propose a norm-­‐‑governed dialogue where BoP in persuasion is modeled as an obligation to respond, and permissions capture the different types of constraint observed in deliberation.

Citation Information
Douglas Walton, Alice Toniolo and T. J. Norman. "Speech Acts and Burden of Proof in Computational Models of Deliberation Dialogue" Proceedings of the First European Conference on Argumentation Vol. 1 (2016) p. 757 - 776
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/douglas-walton/51/