Beyond boxes and arrows: argumentation support in terms of the knowledge structure of a legal topic

M Schweers, B Verheij

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Today's argumentation software mostly emphasizes the logical structure of reasoning, and especially the structure as it can be represented in boxes-and-arrows style diagrams. In this paper an alternative way of providing argumentation support is proposed. A content-oriented, relatively lowtech tool is presented, based on the knowledge structure of a legal topic, inspired by the structure of legal treatises. The design for this system builds on research in the areas of law, logic, argumentation theory and cognitive ergonomics. A small user evaluation has been performed to examine the usefulness of the system. We show, that supporting legal reasoning based on the knowledge structure of a legal topic can be an interesting foundation for argumentation software.

Originele taal-2English
TitelLEGAL KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS
RedacteurenA R Lodder, L Mommers
Plaats van productieAmsterdam
UitgeverijIOS Press
Pagina's109-118
Aantal pagina's10
ISBN van geprinte versie978-1-58603-810-6
StatusPublished - 2007
Evenement20th Annual Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems/JURIX Conference - , Netherlands
Duur: 12-dec-200715-dec-2007

Publicatie series

NaamFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
UitgeverijI O S PRESS
Volume165
ISSN van geprinte versie0922-6389

Other

Other20th Annual Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems/JURIX Conference
Land/RegioNetherlands
Periode12/12/200715/12/2007

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