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Normative Practical Reasoning via Argumentation and Dialogue

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Marina, De Vos 
Nir, Oren 
Julian, Padget 


In a normative environment an agent’s actions are not only directed by its goals but also by norms. Here, potential conflicts among the agent’s goals and norms makes decision-making challenging. We therefore seek to answer the following ques- tions:(i) how should an agent act in a normative en- vironment? and (ii) how can the agent explain why it acted in a certain way? We propose a solution in which a normative planning problem serves as the basis for a practical reasoning approach based on argumentation. The properties of the best plan(s) w.r.t. goal achievement and norm compliance are mapped to arguments that are used to explain why a plan is justified, using a dialogue game.



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International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2016)

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