*I should like to thank the following for helpful comments and discussion: Layman Allen, Trevor Bench-Capon, Jon Bing, Henning Herrestad, Bob Kowalski, Thorne McCarty, Ingmar Pörn and Marek Sergot. Gert-Fredrik Malt, of the University of Oslo Law Faculty, was kind enough to point me in the direction of the Norwegian Sale of Goods Act, 1988.
Deontic Logic and Legal Knowledge Representation*
Article first published online: 2 AUG 2007
Volume 3, Issue 2, pages 237–244, July 1990
How to Cite
JONES, A. J. I. (1990), Deontic Logic and Legal Knowledge Representation. Ratio Juris, 3: 237–244. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9337.1990.tb00060.x
- Issue published online: 2 AUG 2007
- Article first published online: 2 AUG 2007
Abstract. The current literature in the Artificial Intelligence and Law field reveals uncertainty concerning the potential role of deontic logic in legal knowledge representation. For instance, the Logic Programming Group at Imperial College has shown that a good deal can be achieved in this area in the absence of explicit representation of the deontic notions. This paper argues that some rather ordinary parts of the law contain structures which, if they are to be represented in logic, will call for use of a reasonably sophisticated deontic logic.