Logical tools for legal argument: A practical assessment in the domain of tort

B. Verheij, J. Hage, A.R. Lodder

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In recent years, impressive progress has been made in the development of logical tools for the modeling of legal argument. The focus has been primarily on the technical development of these tools, and only in the second place on their practical adequacy for modeling legal argument. Presently a convergence of opinions on the necessary logical tools takes shape, and a systematic practical assessment of the logical tools becomes essential. It has to be shown that the newly developed logical tools improve the logical modeling of legal argument. In this paper we analyze aspects of informal legal arguments as they actually occur in handbooks and cases on Dutch tort law, and show the connections with the modern logical tools. Proceedings of the sixth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law, ACM, New York, pp. 243-249.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICAIL '97
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law
EditorsJohn Zeleznikow, Dan Hunter, L. Karl Branting
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherThe Association for Computing Machinery
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780897919241
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1997

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