Proceedings of the First European Conference on Argumentation
burden of proof, deliberation dialogue, dialogue protocol, multiagent systems, norms
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.
Walton, Douglas; Toniolo, Alice; and Norman, T. J.. (2016). Speech Acts and Burden of Proof in Computational Models of Deliberation Dialogue. Proceedings of the First European Conference on Argumentation, 1, 757-776.