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Arguments, Values and Baseballs: Representation of Popov v. Hayashi
 

Summary: Arguments, Values and Baseballs:
Representation of Popov v. Hayashi
Adam WYNER a,1
, Trevor BENCH-CAPON a
and Katie ATKINSON a
a
Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK.
Abstract. In this paper, we model a recent legal case as presented in a court of
first instance using argument schemes and an argumentation framework, providing
a formal analysis of the case and how the outcome was determined. The paper con-
tributes to the body of literature that formally analyses legal cases in terms of argu-
ments and argument schemes. It is novel in that we analyse a case in a court of first
instance, so we have arguments about facts, qualifications of intermediate predi-
cates, and the application of legal rules. We show the importance of undercutters in
relating principles to the specific case.
Keywords. Argumentation, Values, Case-based Reasoning, Argument Schemes
Introduction
In this paper, we model a recent legal case using argument schemes and an argumentation
framework, thus providing a formal analysis of the case and how the outcome was de-
termined. The analysis proceeds in four phases. Firstly, based on the presentation of the

  

Source: Atkinson, Katie - Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences