Artificial Intelligence and Law 5 (3):207-242 (1997)
There has been much talk of the need to build intermediate models of the expertise required preparatory to constructing a knowledge-based system in the legal domain. Such models offer advantages for verification, validation, maintenance and reuse. As yet, however, few such models have been reported at a useful level of detail. In this paper we describe a method for conceptualising legal domains as well as its application to a substantial fragment of the Dutch Unemployment Benefits Act (DUBA).We first discuss the intermediate models (called expertise models), then present a three-stage method for their construction, drawing on the CommonKADS work in knowledge acquisition, conceptual models of statute law, and the KANT method of knowledge analysis. Subsequently, we describe how these techniques were applied to the DUBA, and provide detailed examples of the resulting model. Finally, conclusions on the framework and guidelines are given as well as means of recording and presenting the various design choices.
|Keywords||conceptual models system design ontologies|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
The Representation of Legal Contracts.Aspassia Daskalopulu & Marek Sergot - 1997 - AI and Society 11 (1-2):6-17.
Similar books and articles
Merging of Legal Micro-Ontologies From European Directives.Sylvie Despres & Sylvie Szulman - 2007 - Artificial Intelligence and Law 15 (2):187-200.
Explanation-Based Interpretation of Open-Textured Concepts in Logical Models of Legislation.Stefania Costantini & Gaetano Aurelio Lanzarone - 1995 - Artificial Intelligence and Law 3 (3):191-208.
Representing and Using Legal Knowledge in Integrated Decision Support Systems: Datalex Workstations. [REVIEW]Graham Greenleaf, Andrew Mowbray & Peter Dijk - 1995 - Artificial Intelligence and Law 3 (1-2):97-142.
Models of Machines and Models of Phenomena.Susan G. Sterrett - 2006 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 20 (1):69 – 80.
Advanced Techniques for Legal Document Processing and Retrieval.E. Pietrosanti & B. Graziadio - 1999 - Artificial Intelligence and Law 7 (4):341-361.
Legal Ontologies in Knowledge Engineering and Information Management.Joost Breuker, André Valente & Radboud Winkels - 2004 - Artificial Intelligence and Law 12 (4):241-277.
Using NLP Techniques to Identify Legal Ontology Components: Concepts and Relations. [REVIEW]Guiraude Lame - 2004 - Artificial Intelligence and Law 12 (4):379-396.
A Comparison of Four Ontologies for the Design of Legal Knowledge Systems.Pepijn R. S. Visser & Trevor J. M. Bench-Capon - 1998 - Artificial Intelligence and Law 6 (1):27-57.
Isomorphism and Legal Knowledge Based Systems.T. J. M. Bench-Capon & F. P. Coenen - 1992 - Artificial Intelligence and Law 1 (1):65-86.
Coupling Hypertext and Knowledge Based Systems: Two Applications in the Legal Domain. [REVIEW]Paul Soper & Trevor Bench-Capon - 1993 - Artificial Intelligence and Law 2 (4):293-314.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads40 ( #129,323 of 2,169,652 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #345,418 of 2,169,652 )
How can I increase my downloads?