A classification system for argumentation schemes

Argument and Computation 6 (3):219-245 (2016)
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Abstract

This paper explains the importance of classifying argumentation schemes, and outlines how schemes are being used in current research in artificial intelligence and computational linguistics on argument mining. It provides a survey of the literature on scheme classification. What are so far generally taken to represent a set of the most widely useful defeasible argumentation schemes are surveyed and explained systematically, including some that are difficult to classify. A new classification system covering these centrally important schemes is built.

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Douglas Walton
Last affiliation: University of Windsor
Fabrizio Macagno
Universidade Nova de Lisboa

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