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Efficient Computation of Argumentation Semantics by Beishui Liao

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Chapter 1

Introduction

Abstract

In open and dynamic systems, information is often uncertain, incomplete and inconsistent. Compared to some other non-monotonic formalisms, argumentation is more natural, and adaptable to handling such kind of information. After introducing the basic notion of argumentation, this chapter introduces the motivations of this book, as well as its structure.

Keywords

argumentation; artificial intelligence; computational complexity; incompleteness; inconsistency; non-monotonic formalisms; uncertainty

1.1 Background

In the area of artificial intelligence, one of the most important topics is to handle the uncertainty, incompleteness, and inconsistency of information. There are a lot of applications related to this topic, ...

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