Argument Type Identification

Guidelines for identifying and annotating arguments

The Argument Type Identification Procedure (ATIP) facilitates the identification and annotation of arguments expressed in natural language in terms of the argument categorisation framework of the Periodic Table of Arguments (PTA). Such identification prepares the ground for an assessment of the quality of the argument under scrutiny. The procedure starts with a functional analysis of the elements of the two statements that have been recognized as the ‘conclusion’ and the ‘premise’ of the argument and results in labelling it with a type indicator that systematically summarises its characteristics.

The ATIP is now available in PDF format on our Resources page.