Artificial Intelligence and law

The law is an important and scientifically challenging application domain of computational argument. Much of my research in this field has been on the logical modeling of legal argumentation. Early work was my my 1997 book (a revised and extended version of my 1993 PhD thesis). Subsequently I developed with Giovanni Sartor a logic for rule-based legal argumentation [Prakken & Sartor 1996]. In this logic the standards for comparing arguments are also debatable.

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Vincent Aleven Kevin Ashley Katie Atkinson Trevor Bench-Capon Floris Bex Karl Branting Tom van Engers Tom Gordon Guido Governatori Matthias Grabmair Jaap Hage John Horty Jeroen Keppens Daniel Katz Ron Loui ThorneMcCarty Dory Reiling Edwina Rissland Giovanni Sartor Marek Sergot Burkhard Schaefer Harry Surden Bart Verheij Radboud Winkels Adam Wyner