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Section: New Results

Causal reasoning and argumentation

Participants : Philippe Besnard, Marie-Odile Cordier, Yves Moinard.

We have continued our work on reasoning (precisely search for explanations) from causal relations and ontology [9] . Mainly, we have enforced the use or argumentation [32] in order to help choosing the best explanations among the (rather big) set of explanations given by our previous formalism. Then, we hope to be able to use the last versions of clingo in order to get an efficient tool to deal with complex situations (our example is Xynthia storm, february 2012 in western France for which there exists a huge amount of data from various official reports) by using clingo. For now we have a preliminary program which provides (besides the applications already mentioned: mining and landscape simulation) another application of the recent versions of ASP. One interest is that the nature of the rules in ASP should allow to translate rather directly (and hopefully efficiently) our previous formalism together with the improved argumentation part.