Open Access Presidential Scholars Thesis
Expert systems (Computer science); Law--Methodology--Data processing;
The first goal of this paper is to review some of the steps necessary in developing a system that reasons effectively in some domain of law. The paper will begin by addressing the issues of domain selection, domain analysis and knowledge acquisition, knowledge representation, and selection of an inference method. After presenting a brief argument against using rule-based reasoning as the primary mode of inference, the paper will go on to expound the virtues of Kevin Ashley's HYPO, a software model of case based legal argument. It will conclude with a short description of my experience implementing part of a software model of legal reasoning.
Date of Award
Department of Computer Science
Presidential Scholar Designation
A paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation Presidential Scholar
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©2000 Trevor K. Sheeley
Sheeley, Trevor K., "An inquiry into the development of expert systems in legal reasoning" (2000). Presidential Scholars Theses (1990 – 2006). 137.