Value-Based Argumentation for Democratic Decision Support

  title={Value-Based Argumentation for Democratic Decision Support},
  author={Katie Atkinson},
In this paper we discuss the integration of two systems that are based on a specific theory of argumentation: the first, an existing web-based discussion forum; the second, a method to enable autonomous software agents to perform practical reasoning based upon their subscription to social values. We show how the output from the first of these systems can be used as input to the second and how the information gathered can be reasoned about through computer support. The purpose of the approach is… CONTINUE READING