On modelling burdens and standards of proof in structured argumentation

Hendrik Prakken, G. Sartor

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A formal model is proposed of argumentation with burdens and standards of proof, overcoming shortcomings of earlier work. The model is based on a distinction between default and inverted burdens of proof. This distinction is formalised by adapting the definition of defeat of the ASPIC+ framework for structured argumentation. Since ASPIC+ generates abstract argumentation frameworks,
the model is thus given a Dungean semantics. It is shown to adequately capture
shifting proof burdens as well as Carneades’ definitions of proof standards
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLegal Knowledge and Information Systems. JURIX 2011: The Twenty-Fourth Annual Conference
EditorsK.D. Atkinson
PublisherIOS Press
ISBN (Print)978-1-60750-980-6
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
PublisherIOS Press
ISSN (Print)1570-3886


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