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Ontology Evolution in Law (Extended Abstract)

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorkshop on Automated Reasoning Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice 2008
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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.

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