An empirical investigation of reasoning with legal cases through theory construction and application

@article{Chorley2005AnEI,
  title={An empirical investigation of reasoning with legal cases through theory construction and application},
  author={Alison Chorley and Trevor J. M. Bench-Capon},
  journal={Artificial Intelligence and Law},
  year={2005},
  volume={13},
  pages={323-371}
}
In recent years several proposals to view reasoning with legal cases as theory construction have been advanced. The most detailed of these is that of Bench-Capon and Sartor, which uses facts, rules, values and preferences to build a theory designed to explain the decisions in a set of cases. In this paper we describe CATE (CAse Theory Editor), a tool intended to support the construction of theories as described by Bench-Capon and Sartor, and which produces executable code corresponding to a… CONTINUE READING
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