Title

An argumentation framework for communities of Web services

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

IEEE Intelligent Systems

Publication Date

11-1-2007

Abstract

Argumentation theory, implemented through a set of software agents that reason about Web Services, can improve Web services' performance through the help of communities. An argumentation system comprises of a logical language and defines arguments, attack relations between arguments, and terms of acceptability. Web services can use proportional Horn logic and the logical inference to build arguments attacking the addressees' arguments. Generating arguments and converging toward agreements in persuasions and negotiations are faster when the agents' knowledge bases are small. Whenever an event is posted, the addressee uses its argumentation system to find a plan that would handle this event.

ISSN

1541-1672

Publisher

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Volume

22

Issue

6

First Page

75

Last Page

83

Disciplines

Computer Sciences | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Keywords

Argumentation theory; Horn logic; Logical language; Intelligent systems; Knowledge acquisition; Software agents; Web services

Scopus ID

36849005526

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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