The Next Generation of Legal Expert Systems - New Dawn or False Dawn?

C. Stevens, V. Barot, J. Carter

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Abstract

Attempts to apply conventional rule-based expert systems to legal problem-solving raise seemingly insurmountable obstacles. The authors analyse the key challenges of developing a legal expert system by reference to a case study of issues arising in their prototype system, the JAES project. This paper explores the advantages of exploiting three alternative approaches- namely: case-based reasoning, blackboard architecture, and service-oriented architecture for the next generation of legal expert systems. The authors advocate the use of hybrid architecture to address the complexity and dynamic nature of the legal domain. The paper evaluates the extent to which these enhancements can meet the special complexities of the legal domain.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch and Development in Intelligent Systems XXVII
Subtitle of host publicationIncorporating Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XVIII Proceedings of AI-2010, The Thirtieth SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence
EditorsMax Bramer, Miltos Petridis, Adrian Hopgood
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages439-452
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780857291301
ISBN (Print)9780857291295
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event30th SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Dec 201016 Dec 2010
Conference number: 30

Conference

Conference30th SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence
Abbreviated titleAI 2010
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period14/12/1016/12/10

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    Stevens, C., Barot, V., & Carter, J. (2011). The Next Generation of Legal Expert Systems - New Dawn or False Dawn? In M. Bramer, M. Petridis, & A. Hopgood (Eds.), Research and Development in Intelligent Systems XXVII: Incorporating Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XVIII Proceedings of AI-2010, The Thirtieth SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence (pp. 439-452). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-85729-130-1_33