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Evaluating an Approach to Reasoning with Cases Using Abstract Dialectical Frameworks

Latifa Al-Abdulkarim, Katie Atkinson and Trevor Bench-Capon


Abstract Dialetical Frameworks (ADFs) are a recent development in computational argumentation which are, it has been suggested, a fruitful way of implementing factor based reasoning with legal cases. In this paper we evaluate this proposal, by reconstructing CATO using ADFs. We evaluate the ease of implementation, the efficacy of the resulting program, ease of refinement of the program, transparency of the reasoning, relation to formal argumentation techniques, and transferability across domains.

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