Argumentation Methods for Artificial Intelligence in Law by Douglas Walton PDF

By Douglas Walton

ISBN-10: 3540251871

ISBN-13: 9783540251873

ISBN-10: 3540278818

ISBN-13: 9783540278818

During a up to date stopover at to China to offer an invited lecture on felony argumentation i used to be requested a question approximately traditional opinion in western international locations. If criminal r- soning is assumed to be very important by means of these either inside and out the criminal prof- sion, why does there seem to be so little awareness given to the research of felony good judgment? This used to be a troublesome query to reply to. I needed to admit there have been no huge or well-established facilities of felony common sense in North the United States that i may suggest as areas to review. facing customs in Vancouver, the customs officer requested what I have been doing in China. I informed him I were a speaker at a conf- ence. He requested what the convention was once on. I advised him felony common sense. He requested 1 no matter if there has been this sort of factor. He used to be attempting to be humorous, yet i assumed he had a great aspect. humans will query no matter if there's this type of factor as “legal logic”, and a few fresh very in demand trials supply the query a few backing within the universal opinion. yet having proposal over the query of why so little consciousness seems to be given to felony common sense as a mainstream topic in western international locations, i believe I now have a solution. the answer's that we have got been having a look within the incorrect place.

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The participants are assumed to have common goals, or at least to agree on some common goals. Their collective goal in the deliberation dialogue is to implement these goals in relation to a specific situation where choice is required in order to move ahead. Deliberation can be solitary, where one agent tries imaginatively to look at all the pros and cons on both sides of a choice. Even though such deliberation is undertaken by a single agent, it has a dialogue format because the agent needs to identify and evaluate the strongest possible arguments on both sides of the issue.

7. Types of Dialogue A dialogue, in the paradigm or basic model, has two participants, often called the proponent and the respondent, who take turns making moves. These moves take the form of speech acts (Jacobs, 1989; Singh, 2000). For example, asking a question, asserting a statement, or putting forward an argument are typical moves in the most common dialogues. A dialogue can be defined formally as a set of participants who take turns making moves according to various rules. There is a set of rules defining permitted types of moves, and a set of rules for determining when a move is appropriate in light of prior moves that have been made.

The conclusion is drawn on the rationale that the knowledge base is closed off for practical purposes, because in any legal case, even though there may be a lot of relevant evidence in a case, if more were collected, the new evidence might alter or even reverse the old conclusion. But it is costly to collect new evidence, and it may take a lot of time, but the more delay there is in coming to trial, the more the evidence fades into the past and become harder to collect. Enter the notion of burden of proof.

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