Risk Agoras: Dialectical Argumentation for Scientific Reasoning
Peter McBurney, Simon Parsons
We propose a formal framework for intelligent systems which can reason about scientific domains, in particular about the carcinogenicity of chemicals, and we study its properties. Our framework is grounded in a philosophy of scientific enquiry and discourse, and uses a model of dialectical argumentation. The formalism enables representation of scientific uncertainty and conflict in a manner suitable for qualitative reasoning about the domain.
Keywords: Argumentation, Chemical Carcinogenicity, Philosophy of Science, Qualitative Uncertain
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AUTHOR = "Peter McBurney
and Simon Parsons",
TITLE = "Risk Agoras: Dialectical Argumentation for Scientific Reasoning",
BOOKTITLE = "Proceedings of the Sixteenth Conference Annual Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI-00)",
PUBLISHER = "Morgan Kaufmann",
ADDRESS = "San Francisco, CA",
YEAR = "2000",
PAGES = "371--379"