Reasoning with Precedents in a Dialogue Game

  title={Reasoning with Precedents in a Dialogue Game},
  author={Henry Prakken and Giovanni Sartor},
Case-based reasoning in HYPO Thii paper analyzes legal reasoning with precedents in the setting of a formally defined dialogue game. We first propose a formal method for representing precedents that generalises and refines earlier factor-based proposals in AI & Law. Then we discuss how such representations can be used in a formally defined dialectical protocol for dispute. The main idea is to define the analogizing and distinguishing of precedents as strategies for introducing new information… CONTINUE READING
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