TY - CHAP
T1 - Burdens and standards of proof for inference to the best explanation
AU - Bex,Floris
AU - Walton,Douglas
PY - 2010
Y1 - 2010
N2 - In this paper, we provide a formal logical account of the burden of proof and proof standards in legal reasoning. As opposed to the usual argument-based model we use a hybrid model for Inference to the Best Explanation, which uses stories or explanations as well as arguments. We use examples of real cases to show that our hybrid reasoning model allows for a natural modeling of burdens and standards of proof.
AB - In this paper, we provide a formal logical account of the burden of proof and proof standards in legal reasoning. As opposed to the usual argument-based model we use a hybrid model for Inference to the Best Explanation, which uses stories or explanations as well as arguments. We use examples of real cases to show that our hybrid reasoning model allows for a natural modeling of burdens and standards of proof.
UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=78650348033&partnerID=8YFLogxK
U2 - 10.3233/978-1-60750-682-9-37
DO - 10.3233/978-1-60750-682-9-37
M3 - Conference contribution
SN - 9781607506812
T3 - Frontiers in artificial intelligence and applications
SP - 37
EP - 46
BT - Legal Knowledge and Information Systems
PB - IOS Press
ER -