This paper provides an initial exploration on the relationships between PageRank and gradual argumentation semantics. After showing that PageRank, directly interpreted as an argumentation semantics for support frameworks, fails to satisfy some generally desirable properties, we propose a novel approach to reconstruct PageRank as gradual semantics of a suitably defined bipolar argumentation framework, while satisfying these desirable properties. The theoretical advantages of the approach are complemented by an illustration of its potential application to support the generation of better explanations of PageRank scores for end users.
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