Conflict resolution is one of the most challenging tasks in collaborative engineering design. In our previous research, a web-based intelligent collaborative system was developed to address this challenge based on intelligent computational argumentation. However, two important issues were not resolved in that system: priority of participants and self-conflicting arguments. In this paper, we develop two methods for incorporating priorities of participants into the computational argumentation network: 1) weighted summation and 2) re-assessment of strengths of arguments based on priority of owners of the argument using fuzzy logic inference. In addition, we develop a method for detection of self-conflicting arguments. Incorporation of priority of participants and detection of self-conflicting arguments have strengthen the capability of managing intelligent argumentation network for the web-based collaborative engineering design system developed in our previous research.
X. F. Liu et al., "Management of an Intelligent Argumentation Network for a Web-Based Collaborative Engineering Design Environment," Proceedings of 2007 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), May 2007.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CTS.2007.4621732
2007 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Computational Argumentation; Conflict Resolution; Fuzzy Logic; Inference Engine; Priority Assessment; Self-Conflicting
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