What is GSN?

  • GSN stands for Goal Structuring Notation.

  • A notation for modeling and visualizing the structure of arguments.

  • With GSN, first you will have a top goal and then break it down to other goals in lower level which are essential to achieve the top goal and build the structure hierarchically. If there are no more goals to break down, you can indicate so using the element called “Solutions”. Also GSN has following elements such as “Strategy” of the goals, “Assumptions”, “Justifications” and “Context” to give the contextual information to visualize the structure of arguments.