Yup. The ontology for that paper is not at all developed (yet). However,
it's all out of the book which is still available (latest reprint 1999). A
warrant is like a rule -- a major premise.
Eric is a human == minor premise == data
All humans are happy == major premise == warrant
A warrant can be backed (backing) with further rules.
Eric is happy == claim == inference
I have two panels on the gui, one where an argument starts with a question,
and one where an argument starts with a claim (and supplemental context
It's all just getting started.
Visit http://www.topicmaps.org for all the stuff about XTM.
From: Eric Armstrong <email@example.com>
> Ok, failing my favored print output, but given the
> importance, I reviewed the paper online. (Fortunately,
> it was short.)
> Jack Park wrote:
> > I have placed a draft (rough, unfinished) on my web site at
> > http://www.thinkalong.com/JP/ibisXTM.pdf
> > <http://www.thinkalong.com/JP/ibisXTM.pdf>
> Some comments:
> * One of IBIS's cool features is that you never express
> a claim *without* introducing an (open-ended) question
> that it responds to.
> By explicitly stating the question, you leave room for
> other possible answers, and for an evaluation of the
> alternatives wrt the original claim.
> This is particularly appropriate in design discussions.
> Rather than simply proposing "X", one first states the
> question, "How should we accomplish Y?", and the
> propose "X" as an answer. That immediately creates the
> hook on which other possible answers can be hung.
> * I'm on the first page, and although most of labels in
> the graph are intuitively clear, I must confess that I
> have no idea what a "warrant" would be, or how it would
> relate to a claim. (I'm sure I'll get the idea as I
> read on. I just wanted to point out that it's not
> intuitively understandable, at this juncture.)
> * Hmmm. I better read the XTM paper. I don't know much about
> it, and the paper isn't giving me much background on it.
> All in all, it looks like an intriguing start. I look forward
> to future drafts.
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