TY - JOUR

T1 - Argumentation theory for mathematical argument

AU - Corneli, Joseph

AU - Martin, Ursula

AU - Murray-Rust, Dave

AU - Nesin, Gabriela Rino

AU - Pease, Alison

N1 - Gold OA

PY - 2019/1/4

Y1 - 2019/1/4

N2 - To adequately model mathematical arguments the analyst must be able to represent the mathematical objects under discussion and the relationships between them, as well as inferences drawn about these objects and relationships as the discourse unfolds. We introduce a framework with these properties, which has been used to analyse mathematical dialogues and expository texts. The framework can recover salient elements of discourse at, and within, the sentence level, as well as the way mathematical content connects to form larger argumentative structures. We show how the framework might be used to support computational reasoning, and argue that it provides a more natural way to examine the process of proving theorems than do Lamport’s structured proofs.

AB - To adequately model mathematical arguments the analyst must be able to represent the mathematical objects under discussion and the relationships between them, as well as inferences drawn about these objects and relationships as the discourse unfolds. We introduce a framework with these properties, which has been used to analyse mathematical dialogues and expository texts. The framework can recover salient elements of discourse at, and within, the sentence level, as well as the way mathematical content connects to form larger argumentative structures. We show how the framework might be used to support computational reasoning, and argue that it provides a more natural way to examine the process of proving theorems than do Lamport’s structured proofs.

U2 - 10.1007/s10503-018-9474-x

DO - 10.1007/s10503-018-9474-x

M3 - Article

SP - 1

EP - 42

JO - Argumentation

JF - Argumentation

SN - 1572-8374

ER -