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Compare and Contrast: A Test of Expertise

  title={Compare and Contrast: A Test of Expertise},
  author={Kevin D. Ashley and Edwina L. Rissland},
In this paper we present three key elements of case-based reasoning ("CBR") and describe how these are realized in our HYPO program which performs legal reasoning in the domain of trade secret law by comparing and contrasting cases. More specifically, the key elements involve how prior cases are used for: (1) Credit assignment of factual features; (2) Justification; and (3) Argument in domains that do not necessarily have strong causal theories or well-understood empirical regularities. We show… Expand
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