Matthew South

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The theory of argumentation is a rich, interdisciplinary area of research straddling the fields of artificial intelligence, philosophy, communication studies, linguistics, and psychology. In the last years, significant progress has been made in understanding the theoretical properties of different argumentation logics. However, one major barrier to the(More)
The argumentation services platform with integrated components (Aspic) project aims to provide advanced argumentation-based computational capabilities. Argumentation is a potentially important paradigm for developing commercial and public services that are flexible and easily understood by human users.
This document describes a strawman specification for an Argument Interchange Format (AIF) that might be used for data exchange between Argumentation tools or communication in Multi-Agent Systems (MAS). The document started life as a skeleton for contributions from participants in the Technical Forum Group meeting in Budapest in September 2005, receiving(More)
Research on computer interpretable clinical guidelines has largely focused on individual points of care rather than processes of care. Whether we consider simple aids like clinical alerts and reminders or more sophisticated data interpretation and decision-making, guideline developers tend to focus on specific tasks rather than processes like care plans and(More)
example of an argument network An abstract example of an argument network is displayed in Fig. 3. This network contains eleven I-nodes, viz. I-node1 , . . . , I-node11 and six rule application nodes, viz. RA-node1, RA-node2, RA-node3, RAnode4, PA-node1, and PA-node2. This abstract example is meant to demonstrate the flexibility of the core ontology. As such(More)
It is well known that medical knowledge is growing so rapidly that it is difficult or impossible for healthcare professionals to keep up. More and more techniques for diagnosing and treating diseases are becoming available, yet new research findings and clinical practices are slow to spread. Information technology and the internet are providing important(More)