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Within YCIL we have developed a tool to enable the construction of logical arguments to support our simulations. This tool enables you to build and manipulate a graphical structure consisting of text-containing nodes and arrows that represents your argument. Specifically, it uses the syntax of the Goal Structuring Notation. Structures can be saved to file and exported as PNG images.

A publication describing both ARTOO and the process of adopting argumentation in simulation development was published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface in January 2015 (

Please be aware that this tool will only work in recent versions of the Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer does not implement the SVG foreignObject element, upon which this tool relies. Apple’s Safari browser does not support the download attribute of the anchor tag, which this tool also uses.

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