Knowledge-Based Systems and Legal Applications

Knowledge-Based Systems and Legal Applications

1st Edition - December 31, 1988

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  • Editor: T.J.M. Bench-Capon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483295343

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This book compiles the experience of the largest project in knowledge-based systems and the law yet undertaken. It provides an in-depth introduction to representation of law in computer programs, as well as more advanced discussion and description of large knowledge-based systems building, legal representation, cooperative work, and interface design in the context of the project.

Key Features

  • Describes the world's largest KBS and law project
  • Contains an authoritative survey of approaches to legal knowledge representation
  • Outlines several prototype systems
  • Discusses the integration of KBS and law issues with HCI and social implications


Researchers, graduate students, and professionals in artificial intelligence, particularly those interested in artificial intelligence for government, large-scale knowledge-based systems, and legal- and case-based reasoning

Table of Contents

  • M. Sergot, The Representation of Law in Computer Programs. T. Bench-Capon, The Opportunities of the Alvey-DHSS Demonstrator Project. A. Taylor, Tasks Support. A. Taylor and T. Bench-Capon, Environment for Adjudicators Support for the Formulation of Legislation. N. Gilbert, Support for Members of the Public. T. Bench-Capon, Using a Common Knowledge Base in Different Applications. J. Forder and A. Taylor, Prototypes. G. Storrs, The Local Office System. N. Gilbert, The Policy System. C. Portman, The Claimant Advice Systems. E. Cagley, Managing a Large Collaborative Project. T. Bench-Capon and J. Forder, Issues Analysing Texts for Knowledge Based Systems. D. Frolich and P. Luff, Knowledge Representation for Legal Applications. G. Storrs, Mixed Initiative Interaction. T. Bench-Capon, Group Decision Making. A. Taylor, Social and Organizational Implications Conclusion. Bibliography. Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 264
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1991
  • Published: December 31, 1988
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483295343

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T.J.M. Bench-Capon

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