Research Output

Combinatorial Dialogue Games in Strategic Argumentation

  We introduce combinatorial dialogue games, an approach to strategizing within argumentative dialogue games where the moves played are interpreted as moves within an edge addition and/or edge-removal combinatorial game. This enables an agent to reason about which move to make, regardless of the particular dialogue game that is being played. Our aim is to give agents the ability to play dialogue games better and to give researchers a clear framework within which to define new strategies.

  • Date:

    21 June 2016

  • Publication Status:


  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    006 Special Computer Methods

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded


Wells, S. (2016). Combinatorial Dialogue Games in Strategic Argumentation. In Argumentation and Reasoned Action Volume 2 (1045-1063). College Publications



argumentative dialogue, combinatorics, dialectical games, dialogue games, heuristics, strategy, tactics

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