The facilitation and analytical support of argumentation based collaborative decision making is the focus of this research. We model collaborative decision making as an argumentation process. We develop the connectionist modeling framework, a network representation formalism for argument structures, connectionist network mechanisms and their models of computations to extract the behavior of argument structures.
Raghu, T.; Ramesh, Ram; Chang, Ai-Mei; and Whinston, Andrew, "Defeasible Arguments in Collaborative Processes: A Connectionist Framework for Assessment" (1998). AMCIS 1998 Proceedings. 310.