Improving Automated Litigation Support by Supplementing Rule-Based Reasoning with Case-Based Reasoning

  • George Vossos
  • John Zeleznikow
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We are currently developing concepts and software tools designed to aid legal practitioners in the process of statutory interpretation: the process of determining the meaning of a statute or regulation and applying it to a particular set of facts. This is being attempted through the integration of database and expert system technologies. Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) is being used to model legal precedents while Rule-Based Reasoning (RBR) modules are being used to model the legislation and other types of causal knowledge. It is hoped to generalise these findings and to develop a formal methodology for integrating case-based databases with rule-based expert systems in the legal domain.


Case Base Reasoning Legal Reasoning Causal Knowledge Case Library Legal Domain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • George Vossos
    • 1
  • John Zeleznikow
    • 1
  1. 1.Applied Computing Research InstituteLa Trobe UniversityBundoora VictoriaAustralia

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