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Book review Artificial Intelligence and Law 1" 237-243, 1992. 237 T. J. M. Bench-Capon (ed.). Knowledge-Based Systems and Legal Applications. The A.P.I.C. Series No. 36. London: Academic Press, 199L 369 pp. ISBN 0-12-086441-X. $59.95. Book reviews tend to fall into two broad categories. At one extreme a more mundane, straightforward review describes the book in a manner that addresses the reader's curios- ity about whether reading or acquiring the book makes sense. At the other end of the spectrum the reviewer uses the book as a vehicle to communicate her ideas about the subject matter of the book under review. Edwina Rissland's probing and enlightening review of Anne Gardner's seminal work, An Artificial Intelligence Approach to Legal Reasoning [G~dner 1987] is a fine example of the latter [Rissland 1988]. This review follows the more pedestrian approach. Knowledge-Based Systems and Legal Applications is a collection of sixteen essays which, with the exception of the first chapter, chronicle the five-year history of the Alvey DHSS (Department of Health and Social Services) Demonstrator project, one of the largest, if the not the largest, undertaking in its field. The project had three basic compo- nents. The first provided support to those government administrators who adjudicated http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Artificial Intelligence and Law Springer Journals

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
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/BF00114922
Publisher site
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Abstract

Artificial Intelligence and Law 1" 237-243, 1992. 237 T. J. M. Bench-Capon (ed.). Knowledge-Based Systems and Legal Applications. The A.P.I.C. Series No. 36. London: Academic Press, 199L 369 pp. ISBN 0-12-086441-X. $59.95. Book reviews tend to fall into two broad categories. At one extreme a more mundane, straightforward review describes the book in a manner that addresses the reader's curios- ity about whether reading or acquiring the book makes sense. At the other end of the spectrum the reviewer uses the book as a vehicle to communicate her ideas about the subject matter of the book under review. Edwina Rissland's probing and enlightening review of Anne Gardner's seminal work, An Artificial Intelligence Approach to Legal Reasoning [G~dner 1987] is a fine example of the latter [Rissland 1988]. This review follows the more pedestrian approach. Knowledge-Based Systems and Legal Applications is a collection of sixteen essays which, with the exception of the first chapter, chronicle the five-year history of the Alvey DHSS (Department of Health and Social Services) Demonstrator project, one of the largest, if the not the largest, undertaking in its field. The project had three basic compo- nents. The first provided support to those government administrators who adjudicated

Journal

Artificial Intelligence and LawSpringer Journals

Published: May 13, 2004

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