The argumentation theory underlying the system is based on CumulA, a procedural model of argumentation with arguments and counterarguments. The central user actions of the Argue!-system are inference, justification and attack. Conclusions are inferred from premises, issues are justified by adducing reasons, and arguments are attacked by counterarguments. In the paper, the Argue!-system is presented from a 'bird's eye' view by focusing on the central ideas. As an illustration, it is shown how the Argue!-system can be used to study the behavior of attack loops.
The paper ends with a comparison of the Argue!-system with existing systems, and a discussion of the relevance of computer-mediated defeasible argumentation.
Verheij, Bart (1998). Argue! - an implemented system for computer-mediated defeasible argumentation. NAIC ’98. Proceedings of the Tenth Netherlands/Belgium Conference on Artificial Intelligence (eds. H. La Poutré & H.J. van den Herik), pp. 57-66. CWI, Amsterdam.
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