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Book review Artificial Intelligence and Law 1, 103-107, 1992 103 © 1992 Kluwer Academic Publishers, Printed in the Netherlands Kevin D. Ashley. Modeling Legal Argument: Reasoning with Cases and Hypotheticals. Artificial Intelligence and Legal Reasoning series. Cambridge, Massachusetts:MIT Press, Bradford Books, 1990. 329 pp. ISBN 0-262-01114-X ($39.95). In the young field of AI and Law, there are some new words that already have become part of the new language created to cope with the challenges of this research. One such word is HYPO, denoting not only the system discussed by Ashley, but also a type of case that has been a focus for the school of research founded by Edwina Rissland at the University of Massachusetts. In his book, Ashley gives an introduction to case based reasoning, but throws in a dis- cussion of the HYPO system, taking the novice reader by the hand and leading him or her through the approach represented by the system. As an explanation of the system the book is excellent, and also written with considerable enthusiasm and imagination. The examples are detailed and practical, the consideration full of an appreciation of the facts of legal life, demonstrating that Ashley - now a professor at University http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Artificial Intelligence and Law Springer Journals

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Springer Journals
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Copyright
Subject
Computer Science; Artificial Intelligence; IT Law, Media Law, Intellectual Property; Philosophy of Law; Legal Aspects of Computing; Information Storage and Retrieval
ISSN
0924-8463
eISSN
1572-8382
DOI
10.1007/BF00118481
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Abstract

Artificial Intelligence and Law 1, 103-107, 1992 103 © 1992 Kluwer Academic Publishers, Printed in the Netherlands Kevin D. Ashley. Modeling Legal Argument: Reasoning with Cases and Hypotheticals. Artificial Intelligence and Legal Reasoning series. Cambridge, Massachusetts:MIT Press, Bradford Books, 1990. 329 pp. ISBN 0-262-01114-X ($39.95). In the young field of AI and Law, there are some new words that already have become part of the new language created to cope with the challenges of this research. One such word is HYPO, denoting not only the system discussed by Ashley, but also a type of case that has been a focus for the school of research founded by Edwina Rissland at the University of Massachusetts. In his book, Ashley gives an introduction to case based reasoning, but throws in a dis- cussion of the HYPO system, taking the novice reader by the hand and leading him or her through the approach represented by the system. As an explanation of the system the book is excellent, and also written with considerable enthusiasm and imagination. The examples are detailed and practical, the consideration full of an appreciation of the facts of legal life, demonstrating that Ashley - now a professor at University

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Artificial Intelligence and LawSpringer Journals

Published: May 7, 2004

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