Argumentation for normative reasoning

Nir Oren*, Michael Luck, Timothy J. Norman

*Corresponding author for this work

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An agent's behaviour is governed by multiple factors, including its beliefs/desires/intentions, its reasoning processes and societal influences acting upon it, such as norms. In this paper we propose an extensible argumentation inspired reasoning procedure, and show how it may be used to perform normative reasoning.. The language used by our procedure is built around defeasible, nonmonotonic rules called argument schemes. The evaluation of the interactions between argument schemes and predicates is performed using a novel argumentation based technique. We show how issues such as normative conflict, priorities over norms, and the effects of norms may be represented using the framework, and how the agent may use these to reason effectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAISB 2008 Convention
Subtitle of host publicationCommunication, Interaction and Social Intelligence - Proceedings of the AISB 2008 Symposium on Behaviour Regulation in Multi-Agent Systems
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
EventAISB 2008 Symposium on Behaviour Regulation in Multi-Agent Systems - Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Apr 20084 Apr 2008


ConferenceAISB 2008 Symposium on Behaviour Regulation in Multi-Agent Systems
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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