Computational Models of Argument. Proceedings of COMMA 2012

Verheij, B., Szeider, S., & Woltran, S. (eds.)

The topic of argumentation, already studied in Antique philosophy, has seen major innovations since the advent of the computer age. Software exists for the creation and evaluation of arguments in high-stake situations, such as medical diagnosis and crime investigation; formal systems help appreciate the role of value judgments underlying opposing positions; and one can enter in argumentative dialogues as if playing a computer game.

Since its start in 2006, the biannual conference series on Computational Mod- els of Argument (COMMA) has been a successful forum for researchers study- ing argumentation using formal and computational tools. In September 2006, the University of Liverpool organised the first edition. In May 2008, the second was held in France, hosted by the Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT). The third edition was organised by the University of Brescia, and held in Desenzano del Garda, Italy, in September 2010. In 2012, the fourth edition of COMMA is held from September 10{12 in Vienna, Austria.

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Verheij, B., Szeider, S., & Woltran, S. (eds.) (2012). Computational Models of Argument. Proceedings of COMMA 2012. Amsterdam: IOS Press.

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