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Template-Based Structured Argumentation

  • John Lowrance
  • Ian Harrison
  • Andres Rodriguez
  • Eric Yeh
  • Tom Boyce
  • Janet Murdock
  • Jerome Thomere
  • Ken Murray
Chapter
Part of the Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing book series (AI&KP)

Abstract

A semiautomated approach to evidential reasoning uses template-based structured argumentation. A template captures best analytic practice as a hierarchically structured set of coordinated questions; an argument answers the questions posed by a template, including references to the source material used as evidence to support those answers. Graphical depictions of arguments readily convey lines of reasoning, from evidence through to conclusions, making it easy to compare and contrast alternative lines of reasoning. Collaborative analysis is supported via simultaneous access to arguments through web browser clients connected to a common argument server. This approach to analysis has been applied to a wide range of analytic problems and has been experimentally shown to speed the development and improve the quality of analytic assessments.

Keywords

Fusion Method Structure Argumentation Business Rule Discovery Tool Graphical Depiction 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Lowrance
    • 1
  • Ian Harrison
    • 1
  • Andres Rodriguez
    • 1
  • Eric Yeh
    • 1
  • Tom Boyce
    • 1
  • Janet Murdock
    • 1
  • Jerome Thomere
    • 1
  • Ken Murray
    • 1
  1. 1.Artificial Intelligence CenterSRI InternationalMenlo ParkUSA

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