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author = {Albini, E and Baroni, P and Rago, A and Toni, F},
doi = {10.3233/IA-210095},
journal = {Intelligenza Artificiale},
pages = {17--34},
title = {Interpreting and explaining pagerank through argumentation semantics},
url = {},
volume = {15},
year = {2021}

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AB - In this paper we show how re-interpreting PageRank as an argumentation semantics for a bipolar argumentation framework empowers its explainability. After showing that PageRank, naively re-interpreted as an argumentation semantics for support frameworks, fails to satisfy some generally desirable properties, we propose a novel approach able to reconstruct PageRank as a gradual semantics of a suitably defined bipolar argumentation framework, while satisfying these properties. We then show how the theoretical advantages afforded by this approach also enjoy an enhanced explanatory power: we propose several types of argument-based explanations for PageRank, each of which focuses on different aspects of the algorithm and uncovers information useful for the comprehension of its results.
AU - Albini,E
AU - Baroni,P
AU - Rago,A
AU - Toni,F
DO - 10.3233/IA-210095
EP - 34
PY - 2021///
SN - 1724-8035
SP - 17
TI - Interpreting and explaining pagerank through argumentation semantics
T2 - Intelligenza Artificiale
UR -
UR -
UR -
VL - 15
ER -