AAAI Publications, Sixteenth International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

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Probabilistic Abstract Argumentation Based on SCC Decomposability
Tjitze Rienstra, Matthias Thimm, Beishui Liao, Leendert van der Torre

Last modified: 2018-09-24


In this paper we introduce a new set of general principles for probabilistic abstract argumentation. The main principle is a probabilistic analogue of SCC decomposability, which ensures that the probabilistic evaluation of an argumentation framework complies with the probabilistic (in)dependencies implied by the graph topology. We introduce various examples of probabilistic semantics and determine which principles they satisfy. Our work also provides new insights into the relationship between abstract argumentation and the theory of Bayesian networks.


Abstract Argumentation; Probabilistic Argumentation; Bayesian Networks

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