Argument diagramming in logic, law and artificial intelligence

Chris Reed, Douglas Walton, Fabrizio Macagno

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    In this paper, we present a survey of the development of the technique of argument diagramming covering not only the fields in which it originated - informal logic, argumentation theory, evidence law and legal reasoning - but also more recent work in applying and developing it in computer science and artificial intelligence (AI). Beginning with a simple example of an everyday argument, we present an analysis of it visualized as an argument diagram constructed using a software tool. In the context of a brief history of the development of diagramming, it is then shown how argument diagrams have been used to analyse and work with argumentation in law, philosophy and AI.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)87-109
    Number of pages23
    JournalKnowledge Engineering Review
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007


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