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Frame-based Conceptual Models of Statute Law

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ISBN13: 9789041101280
ISBN: 9041101284
Published: June 1997
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



Traditionally, the representation of (legal) knowledge in knowledge-based systems has been dictated by the available representation methods, which often impose undue restrictions. Moreover, the traditional approach generally results in undesired task-dependencies. This text analyzes the literature on legal theory, as well as through an in-depth analysis of a test domain - the Dutch Unemployment Benefits Act. The results of the analyses are used to provide an ontology for the conceptual representation of legal knowledge that caters to the peculiarities of the legal domain.

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Contents:
1. Introduction and problem definition.
2. The building blocks of law.
3. A frame-based conceptual model of law.
4. The constitutional elements of the model.
5. Framing the law.
6. Applying the model.
7. Results and conclusions. Appendices: The Dutch Unemployment Benefits Act (unofficial translation); The vocabulary; A frame-based model of the DNAA.