Conventional Implicatures in Computational Argumentation


September 13, 2018

Hautli-Janisz, Annette, Brian Plüss, Katarzyna Budzynska, Valentin Gold, and Chris Reed. “Conventional Implicatures in Computational Argumentation” Argumentation and Philosophy Workshop, Computational Model of Argument (COMMA) Conference, pp. 1–3, Warsaw, Poland.

In this paper we argue for incorporating a class of meaning in computational argumentation that has not been previously exploited in the area, namely conventional implicatures (CIs). Due to their representation on the linguistic surface, they are easier to exploit for computational purposes than the better-known conversational implicatures. By incorporating CIs in Inference Anchoring Theory, we equip a framework for handling dialogical argumentation with the means to expose a particular type of enthymematic structure, making it amenable for computational argumentation.

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