Belief-Based Argumentation in Intelligence Analysis and Decision Making

  • James LlinasEmail author
  • Galina Rogova
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 616)


This paper asserts that a multi-perspective viewpoint must be taken in the design of a computational system support capability for decision-making. We offer views from a Decision-Science slant, a Systemic Architectural view, and the need for technological support to realize improvements in analytical rigor. We have been researching and evolving the design of an analysis tool framework exploiting the hybrid concepts of a Belief-based Argumentation and Story-based subsystem. The notion of rigor, defined as a quality measure on the reasoning/analysis process, is one overarching principle of our approach, driven by the need for the associated analysis/decision-support product quality that complex modern problems demand. Our approach to the design of a mixed-initiative analysis tool is highly multidisciplinary and has taken account of an exhaustive review of the relevant literature along each viewpoint.


Decision support Transferable belief model Defeasible argumentation Sequential decision making Story telling 



This paper results from research supported by the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School Assistance Grant No. N00244-15-1-0051 awarded by the NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center SanDiego (NAVSUP FLC San Diego). The views expressed in written materials or publications, and/or made by speakers, moderators, and presenters, do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Naval Postgraduate School nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State University of New York at BuffaloBuffaloUSA

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