An integrated approach for generating arguments and rebuttals and understanding rejoinders

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    This paper describes an integrated approach for interpreting a user’s responses and generating replies in the framework of a WWW-based Bayesian argumentation system. Our system consults a user model which represents a user’s beliefs, inferences and attentional focus, as well as the system’s certainty regarding the user’s beliefs. The interpretation mechanism takes into account these factors to infer the intended effect of the user’s response on the system’s argument. The reply-generation mechanism focuses on the identification of discrepancies between the beliefs in the user model and the beliefs held by the system that are relevant to the inferred interpretation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUser Modeling 2001
    Subtitle of host publication8th International Conference, UM 2001 Sonthofen, Germany, July 13-17, 2001 Proceedings
    EditorsMathias Bauer, Piotr J. Gmytrasiewicz, Julita Vassileva
    Place of PublicationBerlin Germany
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Print)3540423257
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    Event International Conference on User Modeling 2001 - Sonthofen, Germany
    Duration: 13 Jul 200117 Jul 2001
    Conference number: 8th

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743


    Conference International Conference on User Modeling 2001
    Abbreviated titleUM 2001
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