Argumentation and Rules with Exceptions

Bart Verheij

Models of argumentation often take a given set of rules or conditionals as a starting point. Arguments to support or attack a position are then built from these rules. In this paper, an attempt is made to develop constraints on rules and their exceptions in such a way that they correspond exactly to arguments that successfully support their conclusions. The constraints take the form of properties of nonmonotonic consequence relations, similar to the ones that have been studied for cumulative inference.


Verheij, B. (2010). Argumentation and Rules with Exceptions. Computational Models of Argument. Proceedings of COMMA 2010. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications 216 (eds. Baroni, P., Cerutti, F., Giacomin, M., and Simari, G.R.), 455-462. Amsterdam: IOS Press.

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