Tailoring Evaluative Arguments to User's Preferences

Giuseppe Carenini, Johanna Moore

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Computer systems that serve as personal assistants, advisors, or sales assistants
frequently need to argue evaluations of domain entities. Argumentation theory shows that to argue an evaluation convincingly requires to base the evaluation on the hearer’s values and preferences. In this paper we propose a framework for tailoring an evaluative argument about an entity when user’s preferences are modeled by an additive multiattribute value function. Since we adopt and extend previous work on explaining decision-theoretic advice as well as previous work in computational linguistics on generating natural language arguments, our framework is both formally and linguistically sound.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Seventh International Conference on User Modeling
Place of PublicationSecaucus, NJ, USA
PublisherSpringer-Verlag New York, Inc.
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Publication series

NameUM '99
PublisherSpringer-Verlag New York, Inc.


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