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The effect of change on legal applications

  • Paul Bratley
  • Daniel Poulin
  • Jacques Savoy
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Abstract

Change is a fact of life, in law as elsewhere. The law must be stable if it is to regulate effectively the affairs of those subject to it, yet it must be open to correction when its rules need revising. For designers of legal expert systems and legal hypertext systems, coping with change is a constant challenge.

A review of the recent literature suggests that this problem is just beginning to be taken seriously. We describe some of the difficulties which must be overcome, and review some suggested solutions. Our conclusion is that most of these provide little practical help, and that the problem is still entirely open.

Keywords

Expert System Unemployment Insurance Legal Text Legal Application Bayesian Inference Network 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Bratley
    • 1
  • Daniel Poulin
    • 2
  • Jacques Savoy
    • 1
  1. 1.Département d’informatiqueUniversité de MontréalMontréalCanada
  2. 2.Centre de recherche en droit publicUniversité de MontréalMontréalCanada

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