Formal Models of Statutory Interpretation in Multilingual Legal Systems

Burkhard Schafer
2017 Statute Law Review  
Using the case of Buchanan v. Babco, the paper argues that multi-lingual settings are particularly apt for disclosing underlying cognitive and reasoning tasks that lawyers have to perform when interpreting a statute. It shows how approaches developed in computer science to model the way in which conflicting ontologies or worldviews are merged and inconsistencies between them repaired.
doi:10.1093/slr/hmx013 fatcat:hcs6qzdvuvgwnjdvxr46yzgcua