Open Texture and Argumentation: What Makes an Argument Persuasive?

  • Trevor Bench-Capon
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7360)


Although Marek Sergot’s contribution to Artificial Intelliegnce and Law is mainly associated with the formalisation of legislation as a logic program, he also wrote on an approach to the treatment of open textured concepts in law, using argumentation. That paper posed the question what makes an argument persuasive? This short paper considers the ideas of that paper and discusses developments in AI and Law over the subsequent 25 years, focusing on the progress made in answering this question in that domain.


Logic Program Logic Programming Legal Reasoning Abstract Argumentation Social Utility 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Trevor Bench-Capon
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceThe University of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

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