Burdens and standards of proof for inference to the best explanation

Floris Bex, Douglas Walton

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLegal Knowledge and Information Systems
    Subtitle of host publicationJURIX 2010: The Twenty-Third Annual Conference
    EditorsRadboud G. F. Winkels
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherIOS Press
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9781607506812
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event23rd International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems - University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Duration: 16 Dec 201017 Dec 2010

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    NameFrontiers in artificial intelligence and applications
    PublisherIOS Press


    Conference23rd International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems
    Abbreviated titleJURIX 2010
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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