A Model for the Burden of Persuasion in Argumentation


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Roberta Calegari, Giovanni Sartor

Serena Villata, Jakub Harašta, Petr Křemen (eds.)
“Legal Knowledge and Information Systems. JURIX 2020: The Thirty-third Annual Conference”, pages 13-22
Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications 334
2020

This work provides a formal model for the burden of persuasion in legal proceedings. The model shows how the allocation of the burden of persuasion may induce a satisfactory outcome in contexts in which the assessment of conflicting ar- guments would, without such an allocation, remain undecided. The proposed model is based on an argumentation setting in which arguments may be accepted or re- jected according to whether the burden of persuasion falls on the conclusion of such arguments or on its complements. Our model merges two ideas that have emerged in the debate on the burden of persuasion: the idea that allocation of the burden of persuasion makes it possible to resolve conflicts between arguments, and the idea that its satisfaction depends on the dialectical statuses of the arguments involved. Our model also addresses cases in which the burden of persuasion is inverted, and cases in which burdens of persuasion are inferred through arguments.

Shortlisted for Best Paper Awards

Events

  • 33rd International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX 2020) — 09/12/2020–11/12/2020

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Publication

— authors

— editors

Serena Villata, Jakub Harašta, Petr Křemen

— status

published

— sort

paper in proceedings

— publication date

2020

— volume

Legal Knowledge and Information Systems. JURIX 2020: The Thirty-third Annual Conference

— series

Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications

— volume

334

— pages

13-22

— number of pages

10

— location

Brno, Czech Republic

identifiers

— DOI

10.3233/FAIA200845

— IRIS

11585/786685

notes

— note

Shortlisted for Best Paper Awards

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