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Frame-Based Conceptual Models Of Statute Law
     

Frame-Based Conceptual Models Of Statute Law

by Robert W. Van Kralingen
 

Traditionally, the representation of (legal) knowledge in knowledge-based systems has been dictated by the available representation methods, which often impose undue restrictions. Moreover, the traditional approach generally results in undesired task-dependencies.

Frame-Based Conceptual Models of Statute Law presents a different approach: instead of

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Traditionally, the representation of (legal) knowledge in knowledge-based systems has been dictated by the available representation methods, which often impose undue restrictions. Moreover, the traditional approach generally results in undesired task-dependencies.

Frame-Based Conceptual Models of Statute Law presents a different approach: instead of using the standard methods, the book sets out from the requirements set by the legal domain. These requirements are established through an extensive analysis of the literature on legal theory, as well as through an in-depth analysis of a test domain — the Dutch Unemployment Benefits Act.

The results of the analyses are used to provide an ontology for the conceptual representation of legal knowledge that caters to the peculiarities of the legal domain. It proves possible to use conceptual models assembled from elements of the ontology for a variety of goals.

A formal version of the ontology is discussed in Knowledge Representation for Multiple Legal Tasks: A case study of the interaction problem in the legal domain by P.R.S. Visser (also published in this series).

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Presents an innovative approach to representing legal knowledge in knowledge-based systems by departing, not from the standard representation methods, but from the requirements set by the legal domain. Drawing from a broad analysis of literature on legal theory and an in-depth analysis of the Dutch Employment Benefit Act, provides an ontology for conceptual representation that caters to the peculiarities of the legal domain, and models that can be assembled from elements for various goals. A formal version of the ontology is discussed in P. R. S. Visser's Knowledge Representation for Multiple Legal Tasks: A Case Study of the Interaction Problem in the Legal Domain, which is part of the same series. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789041101280
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date:
09/01/1995
Series:
Computer-Law Series , #16
Pages:
215

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