“The Synergy” is an on-line collaborative argument-based decision making platform. Our goal is to create a system allowing for both user-driven (the users themselves can vote “for” and “against” any particular option) and machine-driven (the system can propose an order of options based on the arguments provided by users) decision making. For the second option, we implemented existing and newly developed decision-making criteria. The basic concepts of our system are an option, a goal and an argument. An argument links an option with a goal. It can be in favour of or against an option and it can be attached a probability measure, which we believe is necessary for representing numerous scenarios in decision making under uncertainty. Our long term goal is to have pre-made answers for some general decisions: like Wikipedia collects data, we will collect PROS and CONS of possible decisions.
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