Law, Governance and Technology Series

Argument Evaluation and Evidence

Authors: Walton, Douglas

  • Argues that the use of argumentation tools and methods requires a new approach to their applications in diverse settings
  • Presents a synthesis of complex work on AI with applications of argumentation structures to real examples
  • Illustrates how evidence is used in pro and contra ways in everyday argumentation
  • Is written in a clear and simple way that will appeal to experts and non-experts
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About this book

​This monograph poses a series of key problems of evidential reasoning and argumentation. It then offers solutions achieved by applying recently developed computational models of argumentation made available in artificial intelligence. Each problem is posed in such a way that the solution is easily understood. The book progresses from confronting these problems and offering solutions to them, building a useful general method for evaluating arguments along the way. It provides a hands-on survey explaining to the reader how to use current argumentation methods and concepts that are increasingly being implemented in more precise ways for the application of software tools in computational argumentation systems. It shows how the use of these tools and methods requires a new approach to the concepts of knowledge and explanation suitable for diverse settings, such as issues of public safety and health, debate, legal argumentation, forensic evidence, science education, and the use of expert opinion evidence in personal and public deliberations.

Reviews

“The book is an easy-to-follow manuscript, employing simple and clear language suitable for both experts and nonexperts. … It is a good resource for those practitioners interested in the explanations of knowledge and conflicting evidence occurring in domains such as public safety, health, debate, science education, and legal argumentation.” (Luca Longo, Computing Reviews, February, 2016)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction to Argument and Explanation

    Walton, Douglas

    Pages 1-33

  • Inference to the Best Explanation

    Walton, Douglas

    Pages 35-68

  • A Dialogue System for Evaluating Explanations

    Walton, Douglas

    Pages 69-116

  • Evaluating Expert Opinion Evidence

    Walton, Douglas

    Pages 117-144

  • Attribution of a Portrait to Leonardo da Vinci

    Walton, Douglas

    Pages 145-178

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-19626-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-19625-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Argument Evaluation and Evidence
Authors
Series Title
Law, Governance and Technology Series
Series Volume
23
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-19626-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-19626-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-19625-1
Series ISSN
2352-1902
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 286
Number of Illustrations and Tables
71 b/w illustrations
Topics