Formalising ordinary legal disputes: A case study [Book Review]

Artificial Intelligence and Law 16 (4):333-359 (2008)
This paper presents a formal reconstruction of a Dutch civil legal case in Prakken’s formal model of adjudication dialogues. The object of formalisation is the argumentative speech acts exchanged during the dispute by the adversaries and the judge. The goal of this formalisation is twofold: to test whether AI & law models of legal dialogues in general, and Prakken’s model in particular, are suitable for modelling particular legal procedures; and to learn about the process of formalising an actual legal dispute.
Keywords Legal argument  Legal procedure  Dialogue games  Case files
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DOI 10.1007/s10506-008-9069-1
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