Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Publication Title

Argument & Computation

Volume

7

Issue

1

First Page

55

Last Page

68

DOI

10.3233/AAC-160001

Keywords

Argumentation, Explanation, Dialogue

Abstract

Explanation and argumentation can be used together in such a way that evidence, in the form of arguments, is used to support explanations. In a hybrid system, the interlocking of argument and explanation compounds the problem of how to differentiate between them. The distinction is imperative if we want to avoid the mistake of treating something as fallacious while it is not. Furthermore, the two forms of reasoning may influence dialogue protocol and strategy. In this paper a basis for solving the problem is proposed using a dialogue model where the context of the dialogue is used to distinguish argument from explanation.

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