The Knowledge Engineering Review



Review Article

Argument-based applications to knowledge engineering


DANIELA V.  CARBOGIM a1, DAVID  ROBERTSON a1 and JOHN  LEE a1
a1 Division of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, email: dr@dai.ed.ac.uk, danielac@dai.ed.ac.uk, john@cogsci.ed.ac.uk

Abstract

Argumentation is concerned with reasoning in the presence of imperfect information by constructing and weighing up arguments. It is an approach for inconsistency management in which conflict is explored rather than eradicated. This form of reasoning has proved applicable to many problems in knowledge engineering that involve uncertain, incomplete or inconsistent knowledge. This paper concentrates on different issues that can be tackled by automated argumentation systems and highlights important directions in argument-oriented research in knowledge engineering.