Scientific Reports:

W. Dvorak, S. Gaggl:
"Incorporating Stage Semantics in the SCC-recursive Schema for Argumentation Semantics.";
Report No. DBAI-TR-2012-78, 2012; 21 pages.

English abstract:
Recently, the stage and cf2 semantics for abstract argumentation attracted specific
attention. By distancing from the notion of defense, they are capable to select arguments out
of odd-length cycles. Furthermore, the maximality criterion of naive sets ensures reasonable
solutions. The SCC-recursive schema, where the cf2 semantics is defined in, guarantees
that some specific evaluation criteria, like directionality, weak- and CF-reinstatement, are
fulfilled. Beside several desirable properties, both stage and cf2 semantics still have some
drawbacks. The stage semantics does not satisfy the above mentioned evaluation criteria,
whereas cf2 semantics produces some questionable results on frameworks with cycles of
length 6. That´s why we suggest to combine stage semantics with the SCC-recursive
schema of cf2 semantics. The resulting stage2 semantics overcomes the problems regarding
cf2 semantics and still fulfills the mentioned evaluation criteria. Furthermore, we
analyze redundant patterns for stage2 semantics, and we provide a complexity analysis of
the associated reasoning problems.

Related Projects:
Project Head Stefan Woltran:
Neue Methoden für Analyse, Vergleich und Lösung von Argumentationsproblemen

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