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Context-based and Explainable Decision Making with Argumentation


Authors: Z. Zeng, X. Fan, C. Miao, C. Leung, J. J. Chin, and Y. S. Ong
Title: Context-based and Explainable Decision Making with Argumentation
Abstract: Argumentation-based approaches to decision making have gained considerable research interest, due to their ability to select and justify decisions. In order to make better decisions, context is a key piece of information that needs to be considered. However, most existing argumentation-based models and frameworks have not mod-elled or reasoned with context explicitly. In this paper, we present a new argumentation-based approach for making context-based and explainable decisions. We propose a graphical representation for modelling decision problems involving varying contexts, Decision Graphs with Context (DGC), and a reasoning mechanism for making context-based decisions which relies on the Assumption-based Argumentation formalism. Based on these constructs, we introduce two types of explanations, argument explanation and context explanation, identifying the reasons for the decisions made from an argument-view and a context-view respectively.
Keywords: Decision making; Context-awareness; Argumentation; Explanation
Conference Name: 17th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems (AAMAS'18)
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Publisher: IFAAMAS
Year: 2018
Accepted PDF File: Context-based_and_Explainable_Decision_Making_with_Argumentation_accepted.pdf
Permanent Link: http://ifaamas.org/Proceedings/aamas2018/pdfs/p1114.pdf
Reference: Z. Zeng, X. Fan, C. Miao, C. Leung, J. J. Chin, and Y. S. Ong, “Context-based and explainable decision making with argumentation,” in Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems (AAMAS’18). IFAAMAS, July 2018, pp. 1114–1122.
bibtex: 
@inproceedings{LILY-c150, 
    author = {Zeng, Zhiwei and Fan, Xiuyi and Miao, Chunyan and Leung, Cyril and Chin, Jing Jih and Ong, Yew Soon},
    title  = {Context-based and Explainable Decision Making with Argumentation},  
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems (AAMAS'18)}, 
    year  = {2018}, 
    month = {July}, 
    pages = {1114-1122}, 
    location = {Stockholm, Sweden},
    publisher = {IFAAMAS},
 }