*The work reported here was supported by the Science and Engineering Research Council. We are happy to acknowledge the contributions of our colleagues Trevor Bench-Capon, Kave Eshghi, Gwen Owen Robinson, Tom Routen, Fariba Sadri, Uri Schild, Murray Shanahan and David Wolstenholme.
The Use of Logical Models in Legal Problem Solving*
Article first published online: 2 AUG 2007
Volume 3, Issue 2, pages 201–218, July 1990
How to Cite
KOWALSKI, R. and SERGOT, M. (1990), The Use of Logical Models in Legal Problem Solving. Ratio Juris, 3: 201–218. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9337.1990.tb00058.x
- Issue published online: 2 AUG 2007
- Article first published online: 2 AUG 2007
Abstract. The authors describe a logic programming approach to the representation of legislative texts. They consider the potential uses of simple systems which incorporate a single, fixed interpretation of a text. These include assisting in the routine administration of complex areas of the law. The authors also consider the possibility of constructing more complex systems which incorporate several, possibly conflicting interpretations. Such systems are needed for dealing with ambiguity and vagueness in the law. Moreover, they are more suitable than single interpretation systems for helping to test proposed legislation and for helping to give citizens advice.