UMEED-A Fuzzy Rule-Based Legal Expert System to Address Domestic Violence Against Women

  • Chandra PrakashEmail author
  • Gour Sundar Mitra Thakur
  • Natasha Vashisht
  • Rajesh Kumar
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 553)


Viciousness against women has become an alarming topic and a serious concern for the government of India in recent years. Pending cases related to domestic violence in different courts need to be resolved faster to give proper justice to the victims and their families. In this paper a fuzzy logic-based legal expert system, ‘UMEED’, is proposed that emulates the decision-making ability of a legal expert, to address different legal issues regarding domestic violence. The system is proposed in such a way that it produces the expert opinion on this subject within the legal bounds. Being a rule-based system it acts as a legal advisor for the lawyers and ensures faster delivery of the legal decisions, and hence reduces overall decision-making time and effort. The model is tested on few historical cases regarding domestic violence and its performance proved to be satisfactory when it is compared with the actual legal decisions.


Legal expert system Fuzzy rule-based system Domestic violence Fuzzy logic 



The authors would like to acknowledge Ms. Pooja Shastry, lawyer, for the support and guidance in the work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chandra Prakash
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gour Sundar Mitra Thakur
    • 2
  • Natasha Vashisht
    • 3
  • Rajesh Kumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Malaviya National Institute of TechnologyJaipurIndia
  2. 2.Dr. B.C. Roy Engineering CollegeDurgapurIndia
  3. 3.Lovely Professional UniversityPhagwaraIndia

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