Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Publication Title

Proceedings of the First European Conference on Argumentation

Volume

1

First Page

757

Last Page

776

Keywords

burden of proof, deliberation dialogue, dialogue protocol, multiagent systems, norms

Abstract

We argue that burden of proof (BoP) of the kind present in persuasion does not apply to deliberation. We analyze existing computational models showing that in deliberation agents may answer a critique but there is no violation of the protocol if they choose not to. We propose a norm-­‐‑governed dialogue where BoP in persuasion is modeled as an obligation to respond, and permissions capture the different types of constraint observed in deliberation.

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