I Heard You the First Time: Debate in Cacophonous Surroundings

Dunne, Paul E ORCID: 0000-0002-6033-3742
(2016) I Heard You the First Time: Debate in Cacophonous Surroundings. In: 6th International Conf. on Computational Models of Argument, 2016-9-14 - 2016-9-16, Potsdam, Germany.

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One often finds in debate involving agents strongly committed to their positions, that argument is promoted not through a rational measured exchange of views but rather through stridency and clamour as proponents try to shout down or otherwise suppress their opponents’ opinions. While the presence of moderators may go some way to alleviating the effects of such approaches one has the problems of moderators being ignored and the environment being of a nature that makes the appointment of such infeasible. In this article our concern is, in the first instance, to examine the extent to which an environment where argument is pursued through these means can be modelled. Within this model, we briefly review what techniques may be adopted by participants looking to present their own stance with minimal effort and maximal impact.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Unspecified)
Uncontrolled Keywords: abstract argumentation frameworks, directed graph spectrum, Perron-Frobenius Theory
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2016 10:36
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2024 15:50
DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-686-6-287
Open Access URL: http://ebooks.iospress.nl/volumearticle/45268
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3002658