Towards a computational account of persuasion in law

Katie Greenwood, Trevor Bench Capon, Peter McBurney
2003 Proceedings of the 9th international conference on Artificial intelligence and law - ICAIL '03  
In this paper we attempt to give an account of reasoning with legal cases contextualised within a general theory of persuasion in practical reasoning. We begin by presenting our general theory, concentrating on the variety of ways in which a particular position can be attacked. We then apply our theory to the legal domain, illustrating our approach by a case study based on the well known CATO system. From this we conclude that it is possible to see reasoning with legal cases as a particular
more » ... antiation of our general theory. We identify some points of interest for discussion, and conclude by stating our intended directions for future work.
doi:10.1145/1047788.1047792 dblp:conf/icail/GreenwoodBM03 fatcat:x2fil7yatzdnldr62hcls27ndu