Designing intelligent litigation support tools : The IKBALS perspective

Vossos, George, Zeleznikow, John, & Hunter, Dan (1993) Designing intelligent litigation support tools : The IKBALS perspective. Information and Communications Technology Law, 2(1), pp. 77-95.

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In the legal domain, it is rare to find solutions to problems by simply applying algorithms or invoking deductive rules in some knowledge‐based program. Instead, expert practitioners often supplement domain‐specific knowledge with field experience. This type of expertise is often applied in the form of an analogy. This research proposes to combine both reasoning with precedents and reasoning with statutes and regulations in a way that will enhance the statutory interpretation task. This is being attempted through the integration of database and expert system technologies. Case‐based reasoning is being used to model legal precedents while rule‐based reasoning modules are being used to model the legislation and other types of causal knowledge. It is hoped to generalise these findings and to develop a formal methodology for integrating case‐based databases with rule‐based expert systems in the legal domain.

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ID Code: 71166
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1080/13600834.1993.9965670
ISSN: 1360-0834
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1993 Routledge
Deposited On: 07 May 2014 05:19
Last Modified: 07 May 2014 05:19

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