Towards a formal account of reasoning about evidence: argumentation schemes and generalisations

Floris Bex, Henry Prakken, Chris Reed, Douglas Walton

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    Abstract

    This paper studies the modelling of legal reasoning about evidence within general theories of defeasible reasoning and argumentation. In particular, Wigmore's method for charting evidence and its use by modern legal evidence scholars is studied in order to give a formal underpinning in terms of logics for defeasible argumentation. Two notions turn out to be crucial, viz. argumentation schemes and empirical generalisations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)125-165
    Number of pages41
    JournalArtificial Intelligence and Law
    Volume11
    Issue number2-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003

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