Masters Theses

Title

Incorporation of evidences in an intelligent argumentation network for collaborative engineering design

Abstract

"Conflicts among stakeholders are unavoidable in the process of collaborative engineering design, and resolution of these conflicts is challenging. Previous research by thesis research group developed a web based intelligent collaborative system that provides decision-making support using computational argumentation techniques. Enhancements were done to this system to incorporate the priorities of the stakeholders and detect conflicting arguments. In an effort to make this system more effective and objective, the present work develops a method to assess the effect of evidences in the argumentation network using the Dempster-Shafer evidence theory and fuzzy logic. One or more evidences can support or attack an argument or another evidence. Incorporation of evidences in the argumentation network makes the decision making process more objective by re-assessing the weights assigned to the arguments according to the evidences associated with them. This research also explains how the present work permits design rationale capturing,. The success of any project is dependent on the decision made during the design phase, making these decisions critical. It is important, therefore, to record the deliberations--Abstract, leaf iii.

Advisor(s)

Liu, Xiaoqing Frank

Committee Member(s)

Cheng, Maggie Xiaoyan
Leu, M. C. (Ming-Chuan)

Department(s)

Computer Science

Degree Name

M.S. in Computer Science

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Fall 2008

Pagination

vi, 39 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (leaf 45).

Rights

© 2008 Ekta Khudkhudia, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Conflict management -- Mathematical models
Dempster-Shafer theory
Fuzzy logic

Thesis Number

T 9435

Print OCLC #

315857276

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b6664311~S5

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