AFRA: Argumentation Framework with Recursive Attacks

P. Baroni, F. Cerutti, M. Giacomin, G. Guida

International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, 52(1), 2011, 19-37



The issue of representing attacks to attacks in argumentation is receiving an increasing attention as a useful conceptual modelling tool in several contexts. In this paper we present AFRA, a formalism encompassing unlimited recursiveattacks within argumentationframeworks. AFRA satisfies the basic requirements of definition simplicity and rigorous compatibility with Dung’s theory of argumentation. This paper provides a complete development of the AFRA formalism complemented by illustrative examples and a detailed comparison with other recursiveattack formalizations.

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