Story Schemes for Argumentation about the Facts of a Crime

Floris Bex and Bart Verheij

In the literature on reasoning on the basis of evidence, two traditions exist: one argument-based, and one based on narratives. Recently, we have proposed a hybrid perspective in which argumentation and narratives are combined. This formalized hybrid theory has been tested in a sense-making software prototype for criminal investigators and decision makers. In the present paper, we elaborate on the role of commonsense knowledge. We argue that two kinds of knowledge are essential: argumentation schemes and story schemes. We discuss some of the research issues that need to be addressed.

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Bex, F.J., & Verheij, B. (2010). Story Schemes for Argumentation about the Facts of a Crime. Computational Models of Narrative: Papers from the AAAI Fall Symposium (FS-10-04) (eds. Finlayson, M., Gervás, P., Mueller, E., Narayanan, S., & Winston, P.H.), 6-13. Menlo Park (California): AAAI Press.

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