Model Elements in GSN¶

  • Goal

    • Presents a claim forming part of the argument.

    Goal
  • Strategy

    • Describes the nature of the inference that exists between a goal and its supporting goal(s).

    Strategy
  • Solution

    • Presents a reference to an evidence items (mainly goals).

    Solution
  • Context

    • Presents a contextual artifact. Can be a reference to contextual information or a statement.

    Context
  • Justification

    • Presents a statement of rationale.

    Justification
  • Assumption

    • Presents an intentionally unsubstantiated statement.

    Assumption
  • SupportedBy

    • Declares the relationships between goal and its inferential or evidential contexts.

    • Permitted connections:

      • Goal to Goal

      • Goal to Strategy

      • Goal to Solution

      • Goal to Module

      • Strategy to Goal

      • Strategy to Module

      • Module to Module

    SupportedBy
  • InContextOf

    • Declares a contextual relationship.

    • Permitted connections:

      • Goal to Context

      • Goal to Assumption

      • Goal to Justification

      • Goal to Module

      • Strategy to Context

      • Strategy to Assumption

      • Strategy to Justification

      • Strategy to Module

      • Module to Module

    InContextOf
  • Undeveloped

    • Indicates that the subordinate argument is undeveloped.

    Undeveloped goal
    Undeveloped strategy
  • Public

    • Indicates that applied models can be referenced by other modules.

    Public goal
    SolutionのPublic
    Public context