Dialogue Model Using Arguments for Consensus Decision Making Through Common Knowledge Formation

keywords: Structured logical arguments, consensus, dialogue, decision making, common knowledge, possible worlds
Argumentation plays an important role in reasoning and allows the justification of opinions, especially when applied to collaborative decision making. Reaching consensus is not a trivial task where arguments exchanged in a dialogue and common knowledge are important for consensus. This paper presents a model of argumentative dialogue to support the formation of common knowledge in a group of agents that communicate by sending arguments, and proposes a semantics for consensus decision making. The output of the model is a weighted argumentation graph in which semantics is used to decide the preference of the group.
mathematics subject classification 2000: 68T42
reference: Vol. 38, 2019, No. 3, pp. 575–596