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* Corresponding author 1 Télécom ParisTech 2 INFRES - Département Informatique et Réseaux - Network and Computer Science department 3 LTCI - Laboratoire Traitement et Communication de l-Information

Abstract : The purpose of this paper is to suggest that many argumentative moves in casual dialogues can be explained in terms of conflicting desires and conflicting beliefs, in such a way that some of these moves may be predicted. Participants appraise the different outcomes of the conflicting situation and try to find, together, through dialogue, a solution that they consider as acceptable. We show how realistic dialogues can emerge through a simple recursive process from an initial cognitive conflict. This model is implemented in our program PARADISE which can reconstruct the argumentative moves of some real conversations.

Keywords : conversation argumentation NLP necessity

Author: Jean-Louis Dessalles -



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