Computational Models of Argument

Computational Models of Argument PDF Author: Bart Verheij
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 1614991103
Category : Computers
Languages : en
Pages : 537
Book Description
The subject of argumentation has been studied since ancient times, but it has seen major innovations since the advent of the computer age. Software already exists which can create and evaluate arguments in high-stake situations, such as medical diagnosis and criminal investigation; formal systems can help us appreciate the role of the value judgments which underlie opposing positions; and it is even possible to enter into argumentative dialogues as if playing a computer game. This book presents the 28 full papers, 17 short papers and a number of system demonstrations, described in an extended abstract, from the 2012 biennial Computational Models of Argument (COMMA) conference, held in Vienna, Austria. Papers by the invited speakers Professor Trevor Bench-Capon, Professor Erik Krabbe and Professor Keith Stenning are also included. This year, for the first time, COMMA invited the submission of papers for an innovative applications track, and those which were accepted for presentation are included in this volume. Argumentation can be studied from many angles, including the artificial, natural and theoretical systems perspective.Presentations at the 2012 conference addressed the subject from these perspectives and many more.

Preferred Argument Structure

Preferred Argument Structure PDF Author: John W. Du Bois
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9789027226242
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 480
Book Description
Preferred Argument Structure offers a profound insight into the relationship between language use and grammatical structure. In his original publication on Preferred Argument Structure, Du Bois (1987) demonstrated the power of this perspective by using it to explain the origins of ergativity and ergative marking systems. Since this work, the general applicability of Preferred Argument Structure has been demonstrated in studies of language after language. In this collection, the authors move beyond verifying Preferred Argument Structure as a property of a given language. They use the methodology to reveal more subtle aspects of the patterns, for example, to look across languages, diachronically or synchronically, to examine particular grammatical relations, and to examine special populations or particular genres. This volume will appeal to linguists interested in the relationship of pragmatics and grammar generally, in the typology of grammatical relations, and in explanations derived from data- and corpus-based approaches to analysis.

The Study of Argumentation

The Study of Argumentation PDF Author: Frans Hendrik Eemeren
Publisher: Irvington Pub
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 333
Book Description


Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9781360366425
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 30
Book Description
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Argument Realization in Baltic

Argument Realization in Baltic PDF Author: Axel Holvoet
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN: 9027267537
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 560
Book Description
The third volume in the VARGReB series explores different aspects of varying argument realization in Baltic. It presents original studies on differential marking of both core and non-core verbal arguments, on argument structures of nouns and the encoding of nominal arguments, as well as on constructions reflecting the expansion of argument structure through the addition of causative, resultative or applicative predications. The discussion of phenomena of argument realization and marking often touches on fundamental problems of syntax and the syntax-semantics interface, such as the putative locality of case assignment, event-structural factors determining case marking, the inheritance of argument structure across phrase types, or the status of arguments and adjuncts. The contributions to this volume use different approaches and frameworks to analyze a wealth of authentic data from contemporary Latvian and Lithuanian.

Analytic elocution: an analysis of the powers of the voice, for the purpose of expression in speaking, etc

Analytic elocution: an analysis of the powers of the voice, for the purpose of expression in speaking, etc PDF Author: John C. ZACHOS
Category :
Languages : en
Pages :
Book Description

Argument and Theology in 1 Peter

Argument and Theology in 1 Peter PDF Author: Lauri Thurén
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781850755463
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 262
Book Description
Using both ancient and modern rhetoric, linguistics, and argumentation theory, this study offers a fresh approach to 1 Peter and New Testament ethics. It is often claimed that the growing interest in paraenesis, or ethical teaching, among early Christians indicates how Jesus' revolutionary teaching and the Pauline notion of justification by faith were gradually replaced by an emphasis on good works and ethics borrowed from the surrounding Hellenistic and Jewish culture. The Motivation of the Paraenesis challenges this traditional view of ethics in early Christianity, arguing that paraenesis was an original, essential part of early Christian doctrine and life. The book also provides a new, well-balanced picture of 1 Peter and its message, giving a natural interpretation to many puzzling sections and clarifying the internal logic of the text and the theology behind it.

Predictive, Prognostic Biomarkers and Therapeutic Targets in Breast Cancer

Predictive, Prognostic Biomarkers and Therapeutic Targets in Breast Cancer PDF Author: Zhi-Ming Shao
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
ISBN: 283250101X
Category : Medical
Languages : en
Pages : 701
Book Description

Small Groups

Small Groups PDF Author: John M. Levine
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135471401
Languages : en
Pages : 564
Book Description
Research on small groups is highly diverse because investigators who study such groups vary in their disciplinary identifications, theoretical interests, and methodological preferences. The goal of this volume is to capture that diversity, and thereby convey the breadth and excitement of small group research by acquainting students with work on five fundamental aspects of groups. The volume also includes an introductory chapter by the editors which provides an overview of the history of and current state-of-the-art in the field. Together with introductions to each section, discussion questions and suggestions for further reading, make the volume ideal reading for senior undergraduate and graduate students interested in group dynamics.

The Scope of Tolerance

The Scope of Tolerance PDF Author: Raphael Cohen-Almagor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134247346
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 296
Book Description
One of the dangers in any political system is that the principles that underlie and characterize it may, through their application, bring about its destruction. Liberal democracy is no exception. Moreover, because democracy is relatively a young phenomenon, it lacks experience in dealing with pitfalls involved in the working of the system - the ‘catch’ of democracy. This is an interdisciplinary study concerned with the limits of tolerance, this ‘democratic catch’, and the costs of freedom of expression. Rights are costly, and someone must pay for them. We can and should ask about the justification for bearing the costs, weighing them against the harms inflicted upon society as a result of a wide scope of tolerance. While recognizing that we have the need to express ourselves, we should also inquire about the justifications for tolerating the damaging speech and whether these are weighty enough. This book combines theory and practice, examining issues of contention from philosophical, legal and media perspectives and covers such issues as: media invasion into one’s privacy offensive speech incitement hate speech holocaust denial media coverage of terrorism. This book is essential reading for anyone who has research interests in political theory, extremism, and free speech.