Proceedings of JURIX 2008: the twenty-first annual conference on legal knowledge and information systems vol:189 pages:11-20
JURIX 2008: the twenty-first annual conference on legal knowledge and information systems location:Florence, Italy date:10-13 December 2008
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.
series: Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications