Argument in artificial intelligence and law

Artificial Intelligence and Law 5 (4):249-261 (1997)
In this paper I shall discuss the notion of argument, and the importanceof argument in AI and Law. I shall distinguish four areas where argument hasbeen applied: in modelling legal reasoning based on cases; in thepresentation and explanation of results from a rule based legal informationsystem; in the resolution of normative conflict and problems ofnon-monotonicity; and as a basis for dialogue games to support the modellingof the process of argument. The study of argument is held to offer prospectsof real progress in the field of AI and law, and the purpose of this paperis to provide an overview of work, and the connection between the various strands.
Keywords argument  AI and law  explanation  non-monotonic reasoning  dialogue games
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DOI 10.1023/A:1008242417011
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