Using Dialectical Argumentation for User Modelling in Decision Support Systems

  • Floriana Grasso
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 383)


Often the aim of a decision support system is to give advice rather than to inform users. This work shows how linguistic theories of dialectical argumentation can provide a user modelling framework able to take account of the user’s current perspectives and values, in addition to prior knowledge and goals.


Decision Support System Belief State Linguistic Theory Argumentative Discourse Dialectical Argumentation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Floriana Grasso
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  1. 1.Department of Computing and Electrical EngineeringHeriot-Watt UniversityEdinburghUK

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