The problem of premissary relevance

Sara Rubinelli*, Renske Wierda, Nanon Labrie, Daniel O'Keefe

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    This paper focuses on the issue of premissary relevance as a challenge faced in health promotion interventions. To promote attitude change and influence health behavior, it is crucial that we use premises that are relevant on an individual level. Relevance in argumentation refers both to the fact that the premises should relate to the standpoint at issue, as well as the interlocutors' acceptance of these premises. We claim that autonomous argumentation systems hold the promise to enable proper argumentative exchanges that capture and address what matters to individuals. To do so, however, there is a need to consider and operationalize theories of argumentation that enable a reconstruction of the different stages of argumentation. The theory of argumentation known as pragma-dialectics can offer a promising basis for the architecture of autonomous health promotion advisors.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationArtificial Intelligence and Health Communication - Papers from the AAAI Spring Symposium, Technical Report
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2011
    Event2011 AAAI Spring Symposium - Stanford, CA, United States
    Duration: 21 Mar 201123 Mar 2011


    Conference2011 AAAI Spring Symposium
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityStanford, CA


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