The ASPIC project website, argumentation.org seems to have been abandoned by the partner responsible for it. For those interested, the software components that were developed as part of the project, and previously available through that website can be found at http://aspic.cossac.org.
Albert Burger and his student Kenneth McLeod at Herriot Watt university have published a paper in Bioinformatics, entitled Towards the use of argumentation in bioinformatics: a gene expression case study which mentions ArgKit.
This release has an enhanced default GUI that allows users to save and load their own informal argument source for exploring Dung semantics.
In May I attended the 2nd International Conference on Computational Models of Argument and presented a paper on ArgKit introducing Dungine and showing the example integration with Araucaria. Some interest was generated. This is the presentation I gave.
To generate the class diagrams in the paper I used UMLGraph. Some notes on this process can be found on the wiki.
Design documentation has been added to the site.
One of the claims of ArgKit is that it is easy to integrate with other applications. To demonstrate this, this article walks through an integration of Dungine with Araucaria. Araucaria is an argument mapping tool, mostly used for representing legal arguments.
ArgKit 0-2 has been released and setup as a project on sourceforge. This version contains argument game reasoners for grounded (sceptical) semantics and preferred credulous semantics. A default argument source is implemented and used to define a set of tests. A swing GUI, TestViewer is provided to review the tests. An editor, ScratchPad is provided to try out dungine, using the default argument source syntax. To use the Scratchpad, simply run the jar file (argkit.0-2.bundled.jar) that can be found in the root of the zip folder.