Ontology Evolution in Law (Extended Abstract)

A. Priddle-Higson, Alan Bundy, F. McNeill, B. Schafer

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Abstract / Description of output

We are exploring ontology evolution in the legal domain, by modeling the interpretation of open-textured statutory concepts in a legal case. This requires representing, and reasoning about, the mappings between a statutory context, a real-world context, and the various legal, social, and ethical contexts involved in a legal case. We are using contextual logics to formalise the process of legal theory construction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorkshop on Automated Reasoning Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice 2008
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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