A distributed self-stabilizing approach to defeat status computation in argumentation

P. Baroni, M. Giacomin

Proc. of IPMU 2002, 9th International Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems, Annecy, F, 2002, 1687-1694



Argumentation is an approach to practical uncertain reasoning which is receiving an increasing attention in the field of autonomous agents. Since decentralized agent architectures have been advocated by several authors, we propose a distributed approach to argumentation, in which independent processes carry out argumentation activity exploiting local information only. The issue of coordination has been explicitely tackled by devising a general self-stabilizing algorithm for the defeat status computation of arguments.

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