Formal models of statutory interpretation in multilingual legal systems

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Abstract

Using the case of Buchanan v. Babco, the paper argues that multi-lingual settings are particularly apt for disclosing underlying cognitive and reasoning tasks that lawyers have to perform when interpreting a statute. It shows how approaches developed in computer science to model the way in which conflicting ontologies or worldviews are merged and inconsistencies between them repaired
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)310-328
JournalStatute Law Review
Volume38
Issue number3
Early online date6 Jul 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017

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