- Approaching Factors and Dimensions with Explanation-Based Argumentation
- Book/source title
- CMNA 2014: the 14th workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument: joint with the 1st International Workshop on Methodologies for Research on Legal Argumentation, in association with JURIX 2014: 10th December 2014, Krakow, Poland. Programme
- Computational Models of Natural Argument
- Document type
- Conference contribution
- Faculty of Law (FdR)
- Leibniz Center for Law (FdR)
Current research in legal argumentation theory tries to bridge the gap be-tween representations of the arguments brought by parties, and representations of factors and dimensions, as used in case-based reasoning frameworks. The present paper targets the same objective, but taking an alternative approach. Instead of reasoning in terms of attack or support relationships between claims, we consider the relation of the collected messages with alternative interpretations of the case, thus referring to explanation-based argumentation (EBA). This shift of perspective allows us to start an alternative investigation into some of the questions raised in the literature. A prototype application is presented along with the paper.
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