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George C. Christie, The Notion of an Ideal Audience in Legal Argument

George C. Christie, The Notion of an Ideal Audience in Legal Argument Artificial Intelligence and Law 9: 59–71, 2001. Book Review George C. Christie, The Notion of an Ideal Audience in Legal Argument, Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000. 223 pages. ISBN 0-7923-6283-7. 1. Introduction This book contains no mention of computers, let alone Artificial Intelligence. None the less it contains much of relevance to current concerns of Artificial Intelligence and Law, because it deals with the nature of legal argument. The realisation that an understanding of legal argument is a central challenge of AI and Law came very early; Thorne McCarty’s pioneering work on TAXMAN aimed to reconstruct the arguments of the majority and dissenting judgements in a leading tax case. The work of Edwina Rissland, Kevin Ashley, Vincent Aleven and others has explored the ways in which arguments are constructed on the basis of case precedents. Jaap Hage, Henry Prakken, Giovanni Sartor, Bart Verheij, Ron Loui and others have used logical tools and the concept of argument to explain how rational decisions can be made when rules conflict. Tom Gordon, Arno Lodder, myself and others, have modelled the consideration of legal issues as a formal dialogue game in which disputing parties argue their case. These, and other uses of argument, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Artificial Intelligence and Law Springer Journals

George C. Christie, The Notion of an Ideal Audience in Legal Argument

Artificial Intelligence and Law , Volume 9 (1) – Oct 19, 2004

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2001 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Computer Science; Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics); International IT and Media Law, Intellectual Property Law; Philosophy of Law; Legal Aspects of Computing; Information Storage and Retrieval
ISSN
0924-8463
eISSN
1572-8382
DOI
10.1023/A:1011249417505
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Abstract

Artificial Intelligence and Law 9: 59–71, 2001. Book Review George C. Christie, The Notion of an Ideal Audience in Legal Argument, Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000. 223 pages. ISBN 0-7923-6283-7. 1. Introduction This book contains no mention of computers, let alone Artificial Intelligence. None the less it contains much of relevance to current concerns of Artificial Intelligence and Law, because it deals with the nature of legal argument. The realisation that an understanding of legal argument is a central challenge of AI and Law came very early; Thorne McCarty’s pioneering work on TAXMAN aimed to reconstruct the arguments of the majority and dissenting judgements in a leading tax case. The work of Edwina Rissland, Kevin Ashley, Vincent Aleven and others has explored the ways in which arguments are constructed on the basis of case precedents. Jaap Hage, Henry Prakken, Giovanni Sartor, Bart Verheij, Ron Loui and others have used logical tools and the concept of argument to explain how rational decisions can be made when rules conflict. Tom Gordon, Arno Lodder, myself and others, have modelled the consideration of legal issues as a formal dialogue game in which disputing parties argue their case. These, and other uses of argument,

Journal

Artificial Intelligence and LawSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 19, 2004

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