Artificial Intelligence and Law

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 159–180

AI and the Conquest of Complexity in Law


DOI: 10.1007/s10506-005-6742-5

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Bibel, L.W. Artif Intell Law (2004) 12: 159. doi:10.1007/s10506-005-6742-5


The paper identifies some of the problems with legal systems and outlines the potential of AI technology for overcoming them. For expository purposes, this outline is based on a simplified epistemology of the primary functions of law. Social and philosophical impediments from the side of the legal community to taking advantage of the potential of this technology are discussed and strategic recommendations are given.


AI and lawpeddems of legal systemepistemology of lawformalized lawlegal knowledge systemslegal ontologiesphilosophy of legal reasoning

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Darmstadt University of TechnologyDarmstadtGermany