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Latent Damage Law

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ISBN13: 9780406023629
ISBN: 040602362X
Published: November 1988
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



Expert systems are sophisticated computer applications that contain representations of human expertise. They can apply this knowledge to solve problems and offer advice much as a human expert does, through interactive dialogue with non-experts. The systems offer explanations of the lines of reasoning they explore and of the conclusions they reach.;The authors of this book have developed the first such expert system, called the Latent Damage System, to be built in the United Kingdom for lawyers and other advisors in professional practice. The book should be used in conjunction with the complimentary computer discs.;The text begins with an introduction of expert systems in law and latent damage law. The early investigative stages of the Latent Damage System and its development as a computer system are outlined. The final chapter of the book highlights the power and limitations of the system, itemizes the skills required for a major project in this field, considers legal liability for expert systems and discusses the impact of expert systems in law on legal publishing.;A combined book and disc edition is also available as well as a separate disc pack.

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Contents:
Expert systems in law; the law on latent damage - The Latent Damage Act 1986; early meetings between expert and knowledge engineer; early system development; acquiring the legal expertise; representing the legal knowledge; rendering The Latent Damage System operational; legal liability for expert systems in law; the implications of expert systems in law. Appendices: reply to critics; instructions for installation and use; sample problems.