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Study on the structure of argumentation in case law

Boekbijdrage - Boekhoofdstuk Conferentiebijdrage

This paper investigates natural language argumentation in the case law domain. The starting point is a study on the discourse and argumentative characteristics of ten legal documents from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Then, a generalization of this study allows to formalize the structure of argumentation in the ECHR documents as a context-free grammar. The paper concludes with the evaluation of the grammar and a discussion of its main limitations.
Boek: Proceedings of JURIX 2008: the twenty-first annual conference on legal knowledge and information systems
Pagina's: 11 - 20
Jaar van publicatie:2008
Authors from:Higher Education