Computable Models of the Law pp 254-262
Rulebase Technology and Legal Knowledge Representation
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- Contissa G. (2008) Rulebase Technology and Legal Knowledge Representation. In: Casanovas P., Sartor G., Casellas N., Rubino R. (eds) Computable Models of the Law. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4884. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
This paper reflects the results of a study conducted as a side work connected with the development of ALIS (Automated Legal Intelligent System), modeling a representation of legal knowledge in the area of intellectual property rights using the RuleBurst rule-based system technology. In this first stage, our work has been focused on Italian Copyright law, with the aim to develop a method that could be extended and applied, in a subsequent stage, to other IP legislations in Europe. The integration in the ALIS decision support system of the Ruleburst inferencing system with an advanced legal text retrieval engine and a game-theory strategy engine is facilitated by using a (quasi) natural language-knowledge representation, enhancing the benefits of isomorphism.
KeywordsALIS copyright law Rule-based system Knowledge Representation
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