Argumentation 30 (3):317-340 (2016)

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Douglas Walton
University of Windsor
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Even though tools for identifying and analyzing arguments are now in wide use in the field of argumentation studies, so far there is a paucity of resources for evaluating real arguments, aside from using deductive logic or Bayesian rules that apply to inductive arguments. In this paper it is shown that recent developments in artificial intelligence in the area of computational systems for modeling defeasible argumentation reveal a different approach that is currently making interesting progress. It is shown how these systems provide the general outlines for a system of argument evaluation that can be applied to legal arguments as well as everyday conversational arguments to assist a user to evaluate an argument.
Keywords Computational systems  Defeasible argumentation  Argument graphs  Bayesian rules  Schemes  Audience  Argument from expert opinion  Carneades Argumentation System
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DOI 10.1007/s10503-015-9387-x
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