Modeling cause and effect in legal text

  • Judith P. Dick
Knowledge Modeling
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1257)


Causative relations in the Palsgraf v. Long Island Railway Co.(1928) 248 N.Y. 339; 162 N.E. 99. case are analysed using John Sowa's conceptual graphs (cgs) and Harold Somers's cases in order to contribute to our knowledge of conceptual relations for use in knowledge representation. The model of causative relations is intended to be adapted for use in other domains using cgs. Our long-term goal is to facilitate automatic extraction of knowledge for intelligent systems retrieving legal information.


Conceptual Relation Causal Chain Case Relation Legal Text Semantic Component 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Judith P. Dick
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  1. 1.ActETorontoCanada

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