TitleOn the Implementation of a Multiple Output Algorithm for Defeasible Argumentation
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsAlsinet T, Bejar R, Godo L, Guitart F
Conference Name7th International Conference on Scalable Uncertainty Management, SUM 2013
EditionW. Liu, V. S. Subrahmanian and J. Wijsen
Conference LocationWashington DC, USA
Date Published16/09/2013
ISBN Number978-3-642-40380-4

In a previous work we defined a recursive warrant semantics for Defeasible Logic Programming based on a general notion of collective conflict among arguments. The main feature of this recursive semantics is that an output of a program is a pair consisting of a set of warranted and a set of blocked formulas. A program may have multiple outputs in case of circular definitions of conflicts among arguments. In this paper we design an algorithm for computing each output and we provide an experimental evaluation of the algorithm based on two SAT encodings defined for the two main combinatorial subproblems that arise when computing warranted and blocked conclusions for each output.