Formal Arguments, Preferences, and Natural Language Interfaces to Humans: an Empirical Evaluation

Nava Tintarev, Nir Oren & Federico Cerutti
It has been claimed that computational models of argumentation provide support for complex decision making activities in part due to the close alignment between their semantics and human intuition. In this paper we assess this claim by means of an experiment: people’s evaluation of formal arguments — presented in plain English — is compared to the conclusions obtained from argumentation semantics. Our results show a correspondence between the acceptability of arguments by human subjects and...
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